APPEAL FOR THE POOR.
FROM THE GERMAN.
Title:Appeal for the Poor
Publication:The Bolton Chronicle
Date:February 20th 1864
This poem taken from the pages of the Liverpool Albion newspaper offers a divine justification for giving charitable aid to the poor because ‘He’ (Christ) might be among them. At this point areas such as Bolton were deep in the throes of the effects of the Cotton Famine and it was seen as necessary to remind people that many were still in need of financial assistance. Several poems collected on this database make reference to Jesus’s lowly origins and make references to New Testament narratives on the subject of poverty. – SR