Ebenezer Elliott

[Corn Law rhymer] (17 March 1781 – 1 December 1849 / Yorkshire / England)

Ebenezer Elliott Poems

1. The Tree Of Rivelin 3/18/2012
2. To The Bramble Flower 4/22/2010
3. Battle Song 1/4/2003
4. Rural Rambles - The Village 4/22/2010
5. Steam In The Desert 4/22/2010
6. The Builders 4/22/2010
7. The People's Anthem 4/22/2010
8. Plaint 4/22/2010
9. In These Days . . . 4/22/2010
10. A Poet's Epitaph 4/22/2010

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A Poet's Epitaph

STOP mortal ! Here thy brother lies,
The Poet of the Poor ;
His books were rivers, woods and skies,
The meadow and the moor;
His teachers were the torn heart's wail,
The tyrant and the slave,
The street, the factory, the jail,
The palace--arid the grave!
The meanest thing, earth's feeblest worm
He feared to scorn or hate;
And honour'd in a peasant's form
The equal of the great.
But if he lov'd the rich who make
The poor man's little more,
Ill could he praise the rich who take
From plundered labour's store.
A hand to do, a head to plan,
A ...

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