The Masque of Anarchy: A Poem

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E. Moxon, 1832 - 47 ページ
 

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22 ページ - So that ye for them are made Loom, and plough, and sword, and spade, With or without your own will bent To their defence and nourishment.
19 ページ - Men of England, heirs of Glory, Heroes of unwritten story, Nurslings of one mighty Mother, Hopes of her, and one another ; " Rise like Lions after slumber In unvanquishable number, Shake your chains to earth like dew Which in sleep had fallen on you — Ye are many — they are few.
27 ページ - Thou art clothes, and fire, and food For the trampled multitude No - in countries that are free Such starvation cannot be As in England now we see.
4 ページ - And the little children, who Round his feet played to and fro. Thinking every tear a gem, Had their brains knocked out by them.
44 ページ - And if then the tyrants dare, Let them ride among you there ; Slash, and stab, and maim, and hew ; What they like, that let them do. With folded arms and steady eyes, And little fear, and less surprise, Look upon them as they slay, Till their rage has died away...
20 ページ - Tis to work, and have such pay As just keeps life from day to day In your limbs as in a cell For the tyrants...
32 ページ - Or turn their wealth to arms, and make War for thy beloved sake On wealth, and war, and fraud - whence they Drew the power which is their prey. Science, Poetry, and Thought Are thy lamps; they make the lot Of the dwellers in a cot So serene, they curse it not.
2 ページ - All were fat; and well they might Be in admirable plight, For one by one, and two by two, He tossed them human hearts to chew Which from his wide cloak he drew.
xiii ページ - We were sitting with our knees to the fire, to which we had been getting nearer and nearer, in the comfort of finding ourselves together. The pleasure of seeing him was my only feeling at the moment ; and the air of domesticity about us was so complete, that I thought he was going to speak of some family matter, either his or my own, when he asked me, at the close of an intensity of pause, what was " the amount of the National Debt.
xxvii ページ - With respect to Universal Suffrage, I confess I consider its adoption, in the present unprepared state of public knowledge and feeling, a measure fraught with peril. I think that none but those who register their names as paying a certain small sum in direct taxes ought at present to send Members to Parliament.

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