The Life of Thomas Cooper

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Hodder and Stoughton, 1872 - Chartism - 400 pages

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Page 84 - In vain thou strugglest to get free, I never will unloose my hold; Art thou the Man that died for me? The secret of thy love unfold: Wrestling, I will not let thee go Till I thy name, thy nature know.
Page 372 - Almighty and most merciful Father, I have erred and strayed from thy ways like a lost sheep. I have followed too much the devices and desires of my own heart. I have offended against thy holy laws. I have left undone those things which I ought to have done ; and I have done those things which I ought not to have done ; and there is no health in me. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon me a miserable offender.
Page 84 - Thyself hast called me by my name ; Look on Thy hands, and read it there ! But Who, I ask Thee, Who art Thou? Tell me Thy Name, and tell me now.
Page 283 - ... Prose, and as a thing turning altogether on Facts, not Fictions. Certainly the music that is very traceable here might serve to irradiate into harmony far profitabler things than what are commonly called ' Poems,' for which, at any rate, the taste in these days seems to be irrevocably in abeyance. We have too horrible a practical chaos round us, out of which every man is called by the birth of him to make a bit of Cosmos ; that seems to me the real Poem for a man — especially at present. I...
Page 175 - THE LION OF FREEDOM. The Lion of Freedom is come from his den ; We'll rally around him again and again : We'll crown him with laurel, our champion to be : O'Connor the patriot, for Sweet Liberty. The pride of the people — He's noble and brave — A terror to tyrants — a friend to the slave : The bright star of freedom— the noblest of men : We'll rally around him again and again.
Page 168 - God of the earth, and sea, and sky, To Thee Thy mournful children cry: Didst Thou the blue that bends o'er all Spread for a general funeral pall ? Sadness and gloom pervade the land ; Death — famine — glare on either hand ; Didst Thou plant earth upon the wave Only to form one general grave...
Page 166 - All men are equal in His sight, The bond, the free, the black, the white : He made them all, — them freedom gave ; God made the man — Man made the slave ! Fourteen hymns were contributed by Bramwich to our " Shaksperean Chartist Hymn Book," and sixteen by William Jones.
Page 191 - The first meeting where the resolution was passed, "that all labour should cease until the People's Charter became the law of the land", was held on the 7th of August, on Mottram Moor. In the course of a week, the resolution had been passed in nearly all the great towns of Lancashire, and tens of thousands had held up their hands in favour of it...
Page 393 - Co-ops" (Co-operative Stores), and their shares in them, or in building societies. And you will see others, like idiots, leading small greyhound dogs, covered with cloth, in a string! They are about to race, and they are betting money as they go...
Page 7 - she was an expert and laborious teacher of the art of reading and spelling," so that Cooper could soon read the tenth chapter of Nehemiah "with all its hard names 'like the parson in the church...

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