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SONNET: EUROPE, by            
First Line: Europe rejoice! The uprising south awakes
Last Line: Swept darkly down time's unreturning stream.
Alternate Author Name(s): Brooke, Arthur
Subject(s): Europe


XIV.

EUROPE rejoice! the uprising South awakes
From her inglorious slumber: in her veins
A pulse long lost is throbbing, and her chains
Indignant from each sun-bright clime she shakes;
To her proud shout the far North answer makes;
Germania her dull tyranny disdains:
Her call is heard o'er hyperborean plains,
And on his blood-stained throne the imperial despot quakes!
A mightier hour rolls on; the orient beam
Of a new morn of intellectual light
Is dawning, man's o'erclouded soul to clear;
And like the phantoms of a feverish night
Dungeons and crowns and creeds shall disappear,
Swept darkly down Time's unreturning stream.





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