George Dyer

(1755 - 1841 / England)

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Freedom And Peace

When long thick Tempests waste the Plain
And Lightnings cleave an angry Sky,
Sorrow invades each anxious Swain—
And trembling Nymphs to shelter fly!
But let the Sun illume the skies,
They hail his beam with grateful eyes.


So, when fierce ZEAL a Nation rends,
And stern INJUSTICE rules the Throne,
Beneath the Yoke meek VIRTUE bends,
And modest TRUTH is heard to groan!
But, when fair FREEDOM's Star appears,
Hush'd are their sighs and calm'd their fears.


And who, when Nations long oppress'd
Decree to curb th' Oppressor's pride,
And ...

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Ode Vii: On Liberty

Hail! more refulgent than the morning star,
Gay queen of bliss, fair daughter of the sky,
I woo thee, Freedom! May I hope from far
To catch the brightness of thy raptur'd eye?
While not unseemly streams thy zoneless vest,
Thy wild locks dancing to the frolic wind;
And, borne on flying feet, thou scorn'st to rest,
Save where meek truth her modest seat may find.
Hail! radiant from divine, blest Liberty!

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