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Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire, Uttered or unexpressed, The motion of a hidden fire That trembles in the breast. Prayer is the burden of a sigh, The falling of a tear, The upward glancing of an eye When none but God is near. Prayer is the simplest fo

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About John Elliot Burns

John Elliot Burns

John Elliot Burns

John Elliot Burns (20 October 1858 - 24 January 1943) was a prominent English trade unionist, anti-racist, socialist and politician of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, particularly associated with London politics.

A Scottish engineer's son, Burns was born in Lambeth and followed his father into the engineering industry. There a fellow worker introduced him to radical writers including John Stuart Mill, Thomas Carlyle and John Ruskin.

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