She continued the publication until Plagued by bad health in the last years of her life, Cook published little; she died on September 23, , in Wimbledon, England.
I love it, I love it; and who shall dare To chide me for loving that old arm-chair? Would ye learn the spell?
She told me shame would never betide, With truth for my creed and God for my guide; She taught me to lisp my earliest prayer, As I knelt beside that old arm-chair. Welcome, all hail to thee! Welcome, young Spring! The whistling tone of his pure strong breath Rides purging the vapours of pestilent death.
But the naked—the poor! I know they quail With crouching limbs from the biting gale; They pine and starve by the fireless hearth, And weep as they gaze on the frost-bound earth. A few of thy blessings, a tithe of thy gold, Will save the young, and cherish the old. Ye can, and ye should. Materials for Teachers Materials for Teachers Home. Poems for Kids. Poems for Teens.
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Marbled end papers. More information about this seller Contact this seller 4. Condition: Fine. Complete Edition. Frontis portrait and original illustrations. Fine full pebbled grained brown leather binding with raised bands, gilt titles to the spine and period design blind ruled frames with corner decoration to the boards. After a time she confined herself to the radical Weekly Dispatch , where her first contribution had appeared under the signature 'C.
In that year, she published Melaia and other Poems. Familiar with the London Chartist movement in its various sects, she followed many of the older radicals in disagreeing with the O'Brienites and O'Connorites in their disregard for the repeal of the Corn Laws. She also preferred the older Radicals' path of Friendly Societies and self-education. From to she wrote, edited, and published Eliza Cook's Journal, a weekly periodical she described as one of "utility and amusement.
Although some found solace in Cook's work, the periodical was short lived due to lack of appreciation among the majority. After a noble struggle to keep the periodical afloat and through health issues the periodical ultimately fell.
Cook went on to publish Jottings from my Journal , where a lot of Eliza Cook's Journal 's contents reappeared. This publication was one of the few times Cook wrote in prose. It included many essays and sketches that were written in a clear and simple manner, usually conveying a moral lesson for the reader.
Some of the essays are "mild satires on the social failings of her contemporaries," and exhibit good sense and even some humor. She also published, New Echoes and Other Poems , which showed more limited power when compared to her previous work and therefore did not find as much success as her previous efforts. Despite a lack of interest in her later works, Eliza Cook still had became a staple of anthologies throughout the century. At the time Cook was a Chartist,  one of "a body of 19th century English political reformers advocating better social and industrial conditions for the working classes.
In her poem "A Song for the Workers," Cook emphasizes the importance of shorter working hours. Within this poem she goes on to compare the treatment of laborers to that of the slaves in America. In another poem, "Our Father," Cook speaks out against child labor at the time and once again compares child labor to slavery. She also implies how children working such vigorous jobs turn their brains "dull and torpid," engaged in hard tasks that do not allow them to be children.
Along with these views Cook was a proponent of political and sexual freedom for women, and believed in the ideology of self-improvement through education, something she called "levelling up.