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MY POLITICAL FAITH, by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: I am not of those fierce, wild wills
Last Line: And freedom to each lovely land.
Subject(s): Freedom; Politics & Government; Liberty

I am not of those fierce, wild wills,
Albeit from loins of warlike line,
To wreck laws human and divine
Alike, that on a million ills
I might erect one sacred shrine

To Freedom: nor again am I
Of these who could be sold and bought
To fall before a Juggernaut:
I hold all "royal right" a lie—
Save that a royal soul hath wrought!

It is in the extreme begins
And ends all danger: if the Few
Would feel, or if the Many knew
This fact, the mass of fewer sins
Would shrive them in their passing through:

O'er all God's footstool not a slave
Should under his great glory stand,
For men would rise, swift sword in hand,
And give each tyrant to his grave
And freedom to each lovely land.

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