Poems of James Williamson

Poems of James Williamson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...youth Their humble paths to leave, Their teachings too, to speak the truth, Unfits them to receive. That all men that are born free Should have an equal chance, And those who are of low degree Have more need to advance. The training children most receives To work with picks and spades, Has tendency to make them slaves To those of higher grades. Humility 's a comely grace, As all good manners are, But by the powers in many a place They carry it too far. We would not recommend extremes But choose a middle grade, And high and low adjust their claims And fairplay all pervade. Just think, upon the times we had While working at Knockoolan, Was it rot government run mad That with men's rights were foolin. Discriminating rulers are The cause of much mischief, But when they fairly go too far They sometimes come to grief. It may your loyal feelings shock To ponder what I say, But by the powers that ruled us, Jock, We did not get fair play. Respect, with every tribe and clan Is measured by the purse, Man's inhumanity to man Has always been a curse. It surely seems a little odd In view of all that's right, Why not as much the sons of God As duke, or lord, or knight. How comes it that those titled chaps Lay claim to all the soil, Their fathers' barbarous acts, perhaps, Brought such a share of spoil. No share for good and honest men, The noblest work of God, 'T is hard, that nine, of every ten Don't own a single rod. It is not pleasant slurs to throw, Nor point out legal flaws, But all free men should hit a blow At rude oppression's laws. But honest men are bound to rise, Whose rule will bless the race, And all will hail millennial skies And harmonize in peace. A BLOW FOR THE SCOTCH. Let American Scotch be above all reproach In volume and highness of tone, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236677862
  • 9781236677860