Ebenezer Elliott (1781-1849)
© National Portrait Gallery

March 17, 1781, Masbrough, Rotherham, Yorkshire, England.

December 1, 1849, Great Houghton, Yorkshire, England.

All Saints Church, Darfield, South Yorkshire, England.


Elliott spent the greater part of his life in Sheffield, where he worked in the iron trade. It was in a Sheffield newspaper that many of his poetical pieces first appeared. His works include:

  1. Another Year Is Swallowed by the Sea
  2. When Wilt Thou Save the People?