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George Linley

|birth_place = Rothwell, West Yorkshire |death_date = |death_place = London |nationality = English |years_active = 1830-1865 |spouse = Violet Gilchrist |genre = Poetry, Ballads, Satire |notableworks = "God Bless the Prince of Wales" }}George Linley (27 December 1797 – 10 September 1865), was an English verse-writer and musical composer, who was born in Leeds. He contributed verses to the local newspapers and published some pamphlets, before leaving his native city in early life. After a period of military service, he lived at first in Edinburgh but finally settled in London, where he gained a reputation as a writer and composer of songs and ballads. He is perhaps best known for writing the English lyrics to the song, "God Bless the Prince of Wales".
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