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Poem about Peterloo, 1819

Poem about Peterloo, 1819


See! see! where freedom's noblest champion stand,

Shout! shout! illustrious patriot band,

Here grateful millions their generous tribute bring,

And shouts for freedom make the welkin ring,

While fell corruption and her hellish crew,

The blood-stain'd trophies gain'd at Peterloo.


Soon shall fair freedom's sons their right regain,

Soon shall all Europe join the hallowed strain,

Of Liberty & Freedom, Equal Rights and Laws,

Heaven's choicest blessings crown this glorious cause,

While meanly tyrants, crawling minions too,

Tremble at their feats performed on Peterloo.


Britons be firm, assert your rights, be bold,

Perish like heroes, not like slaves be sold,

Be firm and unite, bid millions be free,

Will to your children glorious liberty,

While cowards - despots, long may keep in view

And silent contemplatem the deeds of Peterloo.




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Taken circa 1826