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----THE FARMERS' CIRCLE.

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COLLIERS.

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COLLIERS. The praise of toilers in our mines I sound, Who by their bodies' sweat snppiytheir wants, Burrowing like moles, dsep down into the ground, Defying nature in her gloomiest, haunts. S tmfi curse, some drink, some trouble which horse wins, But all when roused are brave as Paladins. Half-fed and shivering, they descend in bands The shafts at morn-the very sight disma)s- Taking their lives and dinners in their hands, A friendly pipe their misery allays. They work resignedly, and when they go Some portion of their lives they've left below. W h • • can relate what sufferings each endure ? What. proof of stoic fortitude they g.ve? W lI",t if their joys be different from yours, Wuo dares to dogmatise how they shall live? They bear a practical philosophy, That suffers, sometimes laughs, and dares to die. Heroes of toil! they rise now to resist The greed of those who having much, want more- The sympathies of all they will enlist, Who on fair play and British pluck set store. They ioIbke their little homes, their children's food, And claiming justice, venture their heart's blood. Sad, that so long since the Great Socialist Those who defy the very elements Of fire, air, water, merely to exist, Maintain their families-pay their cottage rents, Are beaten down and cozened of their gains By men woo thrive and batter on their pains. J.C.A.

THE SUMMEK OF 1818.

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