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Joseph Skipsey
Joseph Skipsey (1832 - September 3, 1903) was a British poet, born near North Shields. From childhood he worked in the mines. He published a few pieces of poetry in 1859, and soon after left working underground and became caretaker of Shakespeare's house at Stratford-on-Avon. During the last 30 years of his life he published several volumes of poetry, including The Collier Lad and Carols from the Coal Fields; and he edited some volumes for the "Canterbury Poets." Memoir by R. S. Watson (1908). This article incorporates public domain text from: Cousin, John William (1910). A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature. London, J.M. Dent & sons; New York, E.P. Dutton.

Oh! why those narrow rules extol?
These but restrain from ill,
True virtue lies in str... [read poem]
"get up!"
"Get up!" the caller calls, "Get up!"
And in the dead of night,
To win the bairns thei... [read poem]
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