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LIBERTY. - Percy Bysshe Shelley, Posthumous Poems 
Posthumous Poems (London: John and Henry L. Hunt, 1824).
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- The fiery mountains answer each other;
- Their thunderings are echoed from zone to zone;
- The empestuous oceans awake one another,
- And the ice-rocks are shaken round winter’s zone
- When the clarion of the Typhoon is blown.
- From a single cloud the lightning flashes,
- Whilst a thousand isles are illumined around,
- Earthquake is trampling one city to ashes,
- An hundred are shuddering and tottering; the sound
- Is bellowing underground.
- But keener thy gaze than the lightning’s glare,
- And swifter thy step than the earthquake’s tramp;
- Thou deafenest the rage of the ocean; thy stare
- Makes blind the volcanos; the sun’s bright lamp
- To thine is a fen-fire damp.
- From billow and mountain and exhalation
- The sunlight is darted through vapour and blast;
- From spirit to spirit, from nation to nation,
- From city to hamlet thy dawning is cast,—
- And tyrants and slaves are like shadows of night
- In the van of the morning light.