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"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
So serene, they curse it not.
"Spirit, Patience, Gentleness,
"Let a great Assembly be
Of the fearless and the free
On some spot of English ground
"Let the blue sky overhead,
The green earth on which ye tread,
Witness the solemnity.
"From the workhouse and the prison
"From the haunts of daily life
With common wants and common cares
"Lastly from the palaces
"Those prison halls of wealth and fashion
"Ye who suffer woes untold,
Your lost country bought and sold
"Let a vast assembly be,
"Be your strong and simple words
"Let the tyrants pour around
"Let the charged artillery drive
"Let the fixèd bayonet.
"Let the horsemen's scymitars
"Stand ye calm and resolute, Like a forest close and mute,
With folded arms and looks which are Weapons of an unvanquished war,
"And let Panic, who outspeeds
"Let the laws of your own land,
"The old laws of England-they
And whose solemn voice must be
"On those who first should violate
"And if then the tyrants dare
"With folded arms and steady eyes,
"Then they will return with shame
"Every woman in the land
"And the bold, true warriors
"And that slaughter to the Nation
A volcano heard afar.
"And these words shall then become
"Rise like Lions after slumber
REJECTED STANZA OF THE MASK OF ANARCHY (BETWEEN STANZAS XLIX AND L).
Horses, oxen, have a home,
PETER BELL THE THIRD.
MICHING MALLECHO, ESQ.
Is it a party in a parlour,
Crammed just as they on earth were crammed,
Peter Bell, by W. WORDSWORTH
OPHELIA. What means this, my lord?
TO THOMAS BROWN, ESQ., THE YOUNGER, H.F.
Allow me to request you to introduce Mr. Peter Bell to the respectable family of the Fudges; although he may fall short of those very considerable personages in the more active properties which characterize the Rat and the Apostate, I suspect that even you, their historian, will confess that he surpasses them in the more peculiarly legitimate qualification of intolerable dulness.
You know Mr. Examiner Hunt; well-it was he who presented me to two of the Mr. Bells. My intimacy with the younger Mr. Bell naturally sprung from this introduction to his brothers. And in presenting him to you, I have the satisfaction of being able to assure you that he is considerably the dullest of the three.