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Marston, John Westland

Marston, John Westland (1820-90), a dramatist of the school of Knowles and Bulwer, was a native of Boston, Lincolnshire. He was articled to his uncle, a London solicitor, in 1834, but soon devoted himself to literature. His most popular play was his first, The Patrician's Daughter, produced by Macready at Drury Lane in 1841. Mr. Charles Kean appeared in his Strathmore and other plays, Helen Faucit in Madame de Meranie (1856), and Miss Neilson in Life for Life (1868). He also wrote lyrics of some merit, and Our Recent Actors (1888).