Eliza Cook was an English author, Chartist poet and writer born in London Road, Southwark
She was the daughter of a local tradesman. She attended the local Sunday Schools and was encouraged by the son of the music master to produce her first volume of poetry. From this she took confidence and in 1837 began to offer verse to the radical Weekly Dispatch, then edited by William Johnson Fox. She was a staple of its pages for the next ten years. She also offered material to The Literary Gazette, Metropolitan Magazine and New Monthly.
Her work for the Dispatch and New Monthly was later pirated by George Julian Harney, the ... more »
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'''Tis a glorious charter, deny it who can,Eliza Cook (1818-1889), British poet. "An Englishman."
That's birthed in the words, "I'm an Englishman."''
''Why should we strive, with cynic frown,Eliza Cook (1818-1889), British poet. Oh! Dear to Memory.
To knock their fairy castles down?''
''Whom do we dub as Gentleman? TheEliza Cook (1818-1889), British poet. Nature's Gentleman, st. 1.
Knave, the fool, the brute
If they but own full tithe of gold, and
Wear a courtly suit.''
''Who would not rather trust and be deceived?''Eliza Cook (1818-1889), British poet. Love On.
''Though language forms the preacher,Eliza Cook (1818-1889), British poet. Good Works.
'Tis "good works" make the man.''
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