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Ebenezer Elliott (1781–1849)

Elliott, Ebenezer. An English popular poet, born in Masborough, near Sheffield, March 17, 1781; died at Great Houghton, near Barnsley, Dec. 1, 1849. At first a foundry hand, his poetic gift was used in denouncing the exploitation of the proletariat by a capitalistic oligarchy; yet the bitterness and exaggerated rhetoric one would expect are wholly absent from ‘Corn Law Rhymes’ (1831) and ‘More Prose and Verse’ (1850).