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ELEGY IN NEWGATE, by                    
First Line: The curfew tolls the hour of locking up
Last Line: And leaves the cell to treason and to me.
Subject(s): Cobbett, William (1763-1835); Prisons & Prisoners; Convicts


The Curfew tolls the hour of locking up,
The grating bolts turn heavy on the key,
The turn-key hastens on beef-steaks to sup,
And leaves the cell to treason and to me.





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