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Now, creaking in the ears of those who owe
The name of Freedom to her glorious struggles ;
Yet she but shares with them a common woe,
And call’d the « kingdom » of a conquering foe,
But knows what all--and, most of all, we know-
With what set gilded terms a tyrant juggles !

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'The name of Commonwealth is past and gone

O'er the three fractions of the groaning globe ; Venice is crush'd, and Holland deigos to own

A sceptre, and endures the purple robe ; If the free Switzer yet bestrides alone His chainless mountains, 'tis but for a time, For tyranny of late is cunning grown, And in its own good season tramples down The sparkles of our ashes. One great clime, Whose vigorous offspring by dividing Ocean Are kept apart and nursed in the devotion Of Freedom, which their fathers fought for, and Bequeath'd-a beritage of heart and hand, And proud distinction from each other land, Whose sons must bow them at a monarch's motion, As if his senseless sceptre were“a wand Full of the magic of exploded scienceStill one great clime, in fulf and free defiance, Yet rears her crest, unconquer'd and sublime, Above the far Atlantic !-She has taught Her Esau-brethren that the haughty flag, The floating fence of Albion's feebler crag, May strike to those whose red right hands have bought Rights cheaply earn'd with blood. Still, still, for ever Better, though each man's life-blood were a river,

That it should flow, and overflow, than creep
Through thousand lazy channels in our veins,
Damm'd like the dull canal with locks and chains,
And moving, as a sick man in his sleep,
Three paces, and then faltering :-better be
Where the extinguish'd Spartans still are free,
In their proud charnel of Thermopylæ,
Than stagnate in our marsh,-or o'er the deep
Fly, and one current to the Ocean add,
One spirit to the souls our fathers had,
One freeman more, America, to thee!

LOR

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LORD BYRON'S WORKS.

II.

PRINTED BY FAIN, PLACE DE L'ODÉON.

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PARIS,
SOLD BY FRANÇOIS LOUIS,

N°. 10;

THIS FRENCH AND ENGLISH LIBRARY,

RUE HAUTEFEUILLE ,

AND BAUDRY,
AT THE FOREIGN LIBRARY,
DU COQ SAINT-HONORÉ, No. 9. ,

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