James Russell Lowell

(22 February 1819 – 12 August 1891 / Cambridge, Massachusetts)

A Stanza On Freedom - Poem by James Russell Lowell

THEY are slaves who fear to speak
For the fallen and the weak;
They are slaves who will not choose
Hatred, scoffing, and abuse,
Rather than in silence shrink
From the truth they needs must think;
They are slaves who dare not be
In the right with two or three.


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