Percy Bysshe Shelley

(1792-1822 / Horsham / England)

Fragment: To The People Of England


PEOPLE of England, ye who toil and groan,
Who reap the harvests which are not your own,
Who weave the clothes which your oppressors wear,
And for your own take the inclement air;
Who build warm houses . . .
And are like gods who give them all they have,
And nurse them from the cradle to the grave . . .

Submitted: Thursday, April 01, 2010

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