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Sonnet to Liberty (Author: Oscar Wilde)
- 1] Not that I love thy children, whose dull eyes
2] See nothing save their own unlovely woe,
3] Whose minds know nothing, nothing care to know,
4] But that the roar of thy Democracies,
5] Thy reigns of Terror, thy great Anarchies,
6] Mirror my wildest passions like the sea
7] And give my rage a brother! Liberty!
8] For this sake only do thy dissonant cries
- 9] Delight my discreet soul, else might all kings
10] By bloody knout or treacherous cannonades
11] Rob nations of their rights inviolate
12] And I remain unmovedand yet, and yet,
13] These Christs that die upon the barricades,
14] God knows it I am with them, in some things.