“What though your cause be baffled,—freemen cast

In dungeons, dragged to death, or forced to flee,—

Hope is not withered in affliction’s blast,—

The patriot’s blood ’s the seed of Freedom’s tree.”

 

—Thomas Campbell, Trocadero Stanzas, 1808.

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Thomas Campbell, poet.

Sources:

http://tinyurl.com/lfze48v

http://tinyurl.com/create.php

http://spenserians.cath.vt.edu/TextRecord.php?action=GET&textsid=35706

http://www.bartleby.com/270/6/169.html

http://izquotes.com/quote/30562

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