BY GEORGIANA BENNETT.
Publication:The Bolton Chronicle
Date:23rd August 1862
This religious sentimental poem by Georgiana Bennett encourages fortitude in the face of adversity and suggests that better times will always come in the future. Poems of this nature were commonly published in newspapers during the Cotton Famine and might be seen as an attempt to shore up relief efforts and charitable work done by private institutions and local and national governments by promoting patience in the face of the economic disaster befalling large sections of the population. – SR