Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Devon / England
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Devon / England
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France: An Ode

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O Liberty ! with profitless endeavour
Have I pursued thee, many a weary hour ;
But thou nor swell'st the victor's strain, nor ever
Didst breathe thy soul in forms of human power.
Alike from all, howe'er they praise thee,
(Nor prayer, nor boastful name delays thee)
[Image]Alike from Priestcraft's harpy minions,
And factious Blasphemy's obscener slaves,
Thou speedest on thy subtle pinions,
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Ratnakar Mandlik 21 May 2017
O Liberty! my spirit felt thee there. Great conceptualization.
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Susan Williams 25 February 2016
This is what great poets are capable of- - - - - - - -The guide of homeless winds, and playmate of the waves! And there I felt thee! - on that sea-cliff's verge, Whose pines, scarce travelled by the breeze above, Had made one murmur with the distant surge!
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