The poetical works of Charles Mackay

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G. Routledge, 1857
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Page 6 - Wait a little longer. There's a good time coming, boys, A good time coming : The people shall be temperate, And shall love instead of hate, In the good time coming.
Page 12 - To Tubal Cain came many a one, As he wrought by his roaring fire, And each one prayed for a strong steel . blade As the crown of his desire : And he made them weapons sharp and strong, Till they shouted loud for glee, And gave him gifts of pearl and gold, And spoils of the forest free.
Page 3 - With the right shall many more Enter smiling at the door : With the giant wrong shall fall Many others, great and small, That for ages long have held us for their prey. Men of thought and men of action, clear the way ! CHARLES MACKAY.
Page 114 - THE man is thought a knave, or fool, Or bigot, plotting crime, Who, for the advancement of his kind, Is wiser than his time.
Page 10 - Onward ! while a wrong remains To be conquered by the right ; While oppression lifts a finger To affront us by his might ; While an error clouds the reason Of the universal heart, Or a slave awaits his freedom, Action is the wise man's part.
Page 20 - Blessings on Science ! when the earth seemed old, When Faith grew doting, and the Reason cold, "Twas she discovered that the world was young, And taught a language to its lisping tongue : 'Twas she disclosed a future to its view, And made old Knowledge pale before the new.
Page 5 - There's a good time coming, boys, A good time coming : War in all men's eyes shall be A monster of iniquity Nations shall not quarrel then, To prove which is the stronger, Nor slaughter men for glory's sake— Wait a little longer.
Page 13 - But a sudden change came o'er his heart, Ere the setting of the sun, And Tubal Cain was filled with pain For the evil he had done; He saw that men, with rage and hate, Made war upon their kind...
Page 4 - THERE'S a good time coming, boys, A good time coming : We may not live to see the day, But earth shall glisten in the ray Of the good time coming. Cannon balls may aid the truth, But thought's a weapon stronger; We'll win our battle by its aid; — Wait a little longer.
Page 86 - WHAT might be done if men were wise— What glorious deeds, my suffering brother, Would they unite, In love and right, And cease their scorn of one another...

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