Thomas Cooper

Thomas Cooper Poems

1.
To Lincoln Cathedral

HAIL, awful pile! Child of Time's midnight age,
Now Mother in its youth renewed! The tomb
Of regal priests who banqueted on joys
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2.
What Are Dreams?

ARE dreams a portion of our active life?
Are they the living movements of the soul,
Which grows more wakeful while the body sleeps;
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3.
Chartist Chaunts

TRUTH is growing—hearts are glowing
With the flame of Liberty:
Light is breaking—Thrones are quaking—
Hark!—the trumpet of the Free!
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4.
Chartist Song I

A SONG for the Free—the brave and the free—
Who feareth no tyrant's frown:
Who scorneth to bow, in obeisance low,
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5.
Chartist Song Ii

THE time shall come when Wrong shall end,
When peasant to peer no more shall bend—
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Thomas Cooper (March 20, 1805 – July 15, 1892) was a Chartist poet.

Cooper was born in Leicester, and apprenticed to a shoemaker. In spite of hardships and difficulties, he educated himself, and at 23 was a schoolmaster.

He became a leader and lecturer among the Chartists, and in 1842 was imprisoned in Stafford gaol for two years, where he ...

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