A Golden Lot

A Golden Lot appears in the collections of 1871, 1886, 1888 and 1892.  In Carols, Songs and Ballads (1888), it is the closing poem.


In the coal-pit or the factory,
I toil by night or day,
And still to the music of labour
I lilt my heart-felt lay –
I lilt my heart-felt lay;
And the gloom of the deep, deep mine,
Or the din of the factory dieth away,
And a Golden Lot is mine.
And a Golden Lot is mine,
Far from the deep, deep mine,
Where the din of the factory is far, far away -
And a Golden Lot is mine.
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