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     Nor patron's praise nor dainty word
Befits the man or time.
     No soft lament nor dreamer's sigh
For him whose words were bread;
     The Runic rhyme and spell whereby
The foodless poor were fed!

Pile up the tombs of rank and pride,
     O England, as thou wilt!
With pomp to nameless worth denied,
     Emblazon titled guilt!
No part or lot in these we claim;
     But, o'er the sounding wave,
A common right to Elliott's name,
     A freehold in his grave!


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