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First Line: The dead have been awaken'd - shall I sleep?
Last Line: Its echo in my heart --
Alternate Author Name(s): Byron, Lord; Byron, 6th Baron


THE dead have been awaken'd -- shall I sleep?
The World's at war with tyrants -- shall I crouch? I crouch?
The harvest's ripe -- and shall I pause to reap?
I slumber not; the thorn is in my Couch;
Each day a trumpet soundeth in mine ear,
Its echo in my heart --





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