DARE TO FIGHT LIFE’S BATTLES BRAVELY.
BY DAVID LITTLE.
Title:Dare to Fight Life's Battles Bravely
Publication:The Blackburn Times
Date:November 14, 1863
This poem is a characteristically Victorian moralising piece encouraging bravery in the face of adversity. Though it does not reference the Cotton Famine or its social effects directly it interestingly suggests that its message the individual will have positive social consequences if broadcast. Beneath the relentless cheeriness of poems such as this one can read the fear of moral degeneration, or even perhaps social unrest. – SR