Lines Written in the Tower of Liverpool

Liverpool Tower
The Bard who sought 'ere while in sportive strains
To soothe the sad and cheer despairing Swains
Now far from home remov'd to distant shores,
In plaintive verse his hapless fate deplores.

The opening of William Shevington's poem
'The Life and Actions of W.S. Written by Himself
during his Confinement in the Tower at Liverpool.'
Published 1796

By William Shevington