Ebenezer Elliott

(1781—1849) poet and bar-iron merchant

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became a master‐founder in Sheffield, and is remembered as the ‘Corn Law Rhymer’. He published The Village Patriarch (1829) and Corn Law Rhymes (1830), a collection of simple poems which employ both satire and pathos in fiercely condemning the Bread Tax. Some of Elliott's poems are of genuine quality, and his themes of poverty and oppression are deeply felt. His collected works were published in 1846.

Subjects: Literature.

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