An elegy, written in the King's Bench Prison, in imitation of Gray's Elegy in a Church-yard : bound manuscript, 1816 July 30.
- Physical description
- 1 volume, 13 pages including preface and notes.
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- The title page has a quote from Cowper's "Charity;" the two-page preface discusses the problems to society by the policy of imprisonment of debtors and the injustice to the debtors themselves. The first stanza of "An Elegy" begins "The Watchman bawls aloud the hour of ten, / the weary goaler turns the closing key, / Each debtor seeks his miserable den, / And leaves these walls to wretchedness & me..."
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- Purchased, 2008. Accession 2009-292.
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