Ebenezer Elliott

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

Steam In The Desert

'God made all nations of one blood,'
And bade the nation-wedding flood
Bear good for good to men:
Lo, interchange is happiness! -
The mindless are the riverless!
The shipless have no pen!

What deed sublime by them is wrought?
What type have they of speech or thought?

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