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Sir Walter Scott

(1771-1832 / Edinburgh / Scotland)

As Lords Their Labourers' Hire Delay


As lords their labourers' hire delay,
Fate quits our toil with hopes to come,
Which, if far short of present pay,
Still, owns a debt and names a sum.

Quit not the pledge, frail sufferer, then,
Although a distant date be given;
Despair is treason towards man,
And blasphemy to Heaven.

Submitted: Friday, April 02, 2010

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