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. A Poet's Epitaph 4/22/2010
10. In These Days . . . 4/22/2010

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In These Days . . .

In these days, every mother's son or daughter
Writes verse, which no one reads except the writer,
Although, uninked, the paper would be whiter,
And worth, per ream, a hare, when you have caught her.
Hundreds of unstaunched Shelleys daily water
Unanswering dust; a thousand Wordsworths scribble;
And twice a thousand Corn Law Rhymers dribble
Rhymed prose, unread. Hymners of fraud and slaughter,
By cant called other names, alone find buyers -
Who buy, but read not. 'What a loss in paper,'
Groans each immortal of the host of sighers!
'What profanation of the ...

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