They ate up Earth and promised you
The Heaven of an empty shell!
'Twas theirs to say: 'twas yours to do,
On pain of everlasting Hell!
They rob and leave you helplessly
For help of Heaven to cry and call;
Heaven did not make your misery;
The Earth was given for all.
— GERALD MASSEY, The Earth for All, My Lyrical Life, 2d Series, p. 232.