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Men of England, Heirs of Glory

Percy Shelley
Language: English


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[1819]
Stanze 37 e 38 da “The Mask of Anarchy - Written on the Occasion of the Massacre at Manchester”, poema politico che Shelley compose – come Song to the Men of England – sull’onda dell’indignazione per il massacro di Manchester del 16 agosto 1819.
Musica che William Henry Bell (1873-1946), compositore e direttore d’orchestra inglese, pubblicò nel 1925.
Trovata su The Lied, Art Song and Choral Texts Page.
Men of England, heirs of Glory,
Heroes of unwritten story,
Nurslings of one mighty Mother,
Hopes of her, and one another;

Rise like Lions after slumber
In unvanquishable number,
Shake your chains to earth like dew
Which in sleep had fallen on you --
Ye are many -- they are few.

Contributed by Bartleby - 2011/3/15 - 15:35



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