BROTHER, LOOK UP.
Title:Brother Look Up
Author:Daniel Livingstone Naylor
Date:Oct 4 1862
This poem is secular in its language but urges those suffering from the effects of Cotton Famine to have faith that it will one day be over. The refrain at the end of each stanza makes direct reference to ‘bereavements’ and reminds us that deaths from all kinds of causes were commonly associated with the economic deprivation caused by the loss of the cotton industry. – SR