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Ernest Charles Jones
Ernest Charles Jones (1819 - 1869), poet, novelist, and Chartist, son of Major J., equerry to the Duke of Cumberland, afterwards King of Hanover, was born at Berlin. He adopted the views of the Chartists in an extreme form, and was imprisoned for two years for seditious speeches, and on his release conducted a Chartist newspaper. Afterwards, when the agitation had died down, he returned to his practice as a barrister, which he had deserted, and also wrote largely. He produced a number of novels, including The Maid of Warsaw , Woman's Wrongs , and The Painter of Florence , also some poems, The Battle Day (1855), The Revolt of Hindostan (1857), and Corayda (1859). Some of his lyrics, such as The Song of the Poor , The Song of the Day Labourers , and The Factory Slave , were well known.
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