Andrew Phillips (essay date 1996)
SOURCE: “Society,” in The Rebirth of England and English: The Vision of William Barnes, Anglo-Saxon Books, 1996, pp. 55-67.
[In the following essay, Phillips discusses William Barnes's vision for England and his critiques of mid-nineteenth-century English society in his poetry and prose.]
Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay.
Oliver Goldsmith, The Deserted Village
The enclosing of the commons robbed the country folk in...
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