||G. Linnaeus Banks|
||Banks, G. Linnaeus (George Linnaeus) 1821-1881|
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)
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.