For thou wert still the poor man’s stay…

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For thou wert still the poor man’s stay,
The poor man’s heart,
The poor man’s hand;
And all the oppressed,
Who wanted strength,
Had thine at their command.

-Excerpt from “Rob Roy’s Grave”
(Memorials of a Tour in Scotland)
William Wordsworth, 1803

Photo by Bart Hanneke, 2007

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