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The Cry for Justice: An Anthology of the Literature of Social Protest. 1915.
|Locksley Hall Fifty Years After|
By Alfred Tennyson
(Probably the most popular of English lyrical poets; 18091892. Made Poet-laureate in 1850, and a baron in 1884)
|IS it well that while we range with Science, glorying in the time,|
|City children soak and blacken soul and sense in city slime?|
|There among the gloomy alleys Progress halts on palsied feet;|
|Crime and hunger cast out maidens by the thousand on the street;|
|There the master scrimps his haggard seamstress of her daily bread;|| 5|
|There the single sordid attic holds the living and the dead;|
|There the smouldering fire of fever creeps across the rotted floor,|
|And the crowded couch of incest, in the warrens of the poor.|