Land versus Labour Tax
Letter I
Wages Slavery
Letter II
Our Liberty and Land
Letter III
The Lay and the Landless
Letter IV
The Temperance Land Reformer
Letter I
Freedom for Man and Trade
Letter VI
Letter VII
The Worker's Platform
Letter VIII
Song of the Earth
Letter IX
Letter X
Proud and Lazy Asses
Letter XI
In Love I'd Pass Away (This Page)

The Edwin Burgess 

Letters on Taxation

     Like the dew before the sunshine,
     Like the light at close of day,
     Like the fading of the autumn leaves
     I'm passing now away.
     The hand of death is on me,
     And he's welcome, as a friend
     For he suffering and sorrow brings
     Unto a peaceful end.
     When we cannot give back labour
     For the labour we receive,
     When our feeble words to harmony
     The mind can scarcely weave:
     When with pain and anguish sinking
     When our sun of health is set
     Then is not death a blessing,
     To help us to forget?
     Then, welcome dissolution
     To the body and the brain,
     When I cannot give back labour
     For the labour that I gain.
     For I would not live a burden
     To one of human kind,
     To leave in debt and wretchedness
     A loving one behind.
     No! better when my toil is done
     To peacefully depart,
     And trust to loving sympathy
     To heal the wounded heart.
     Like dew before the sunshine
     Like the light at close of day,
     Like the fading of the autumn leaves,
     In love I'd pass away.
To: Burgess Letters

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Summary of pages in English: Land and taxation
March 2009