Written with a Pencil in Darfield Churchyard

Original Text: 
Ebenezer Elliott, The Poetical Works (London: H.S. King, 1876). PR 4699 .E5 A14 1876 UTL at Downsview
1Man draws his fleeting breath
2In doubt and fear,
3Though life for ever blooms,
4And smiling ev'n on tombs,
5Bids beauty say to death,
6"What dost thou here?"
Publication Start Year: 
1850
Publication Notes: 
More Verse and Prose by the Cornlaw Rhymer, Ed. John Watkins (1850) [the poet's son-in-law].
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2009
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