Marriott, Edgar was born 5th October, 1880 in Kirkcudbright, Scotland and was half brother to the novelist Edgar Wallace. He toured with Stanley Holloway in 'The Co-Optimists' and was affectionately known to his friends as 'George'. He was described as medium height, quiet with a droll sense of humour. Edgar became known for his witty dittys such as The Lion and Albert, Aggie the Elephant, and The Magna Charta, which were immortalized in popular monologues by actor Stanley Holloway. Edgar died in London on 5th May 1951.

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Monsignor Patrick Joseph Hartigan was an Australian Roman Catholic priest, educator, author and poet.

Biography

He was born at Yass, New South Wales and ordained after study at St Patrick's Seminary, Manly. Writing under the pseudonym "John O'Brien" Hartigan's verse celebrated the lives and mores of the outback pastoral folk...
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Tit er jeg glad, og vil dog gjerne græde;
Thi intet Hjerte deler heelt min Glæde.
Tit er jeg sorrigfuld, og maa dog lee,
At Ingen skal den bange Taare see.

Tit elsker jeg, og vil dog gjerne sukke;
Thi Hjertet maa sig taust og strængt...
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