G. Linnaeus Banks

Short Name: G. Linnaeus Banks
Full Name: Banks, G. Linnaeus (George Linnaeus) 1821-1881
Birth Year: 1821
Death Year: 1881

Banks, George Linnaeus, newspaper editor and verse writer, was born at Birmingham, March 2, 1821, and died in London, May 3, 1881. His hymn, “I live far those who love me” [Work for God], in the Tonic Solfa Reporter, June, 1861, and in Daisies in the Grass, 1865 (the joint work of himself and his wife, Isabella, née Varley), p. 21, entitled "What I live for," and signed G. L. B. It is in various recent hymnals, sometimes as in Worship Song, 1905, beginning "I'd live." [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Wikipedia Biography

George Linnaeus Banks (2 March 1821 – 3 May 1881), husband of author Isabella Banks, was a British journalist, editor, poet, playwright, amateur actor, orator, and Methodist. George was born in Birmingham, the son of a seedsman familiar with the plant nomenclature of Linnaeus.

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