William Wordsworth, Poems in Two Volumes (1807). See The Manuscript of William Wordsworth's Poems, in Two Volumes (1807): A Facsimile (London: British Library, 1984). bib MASS (Massey College, Toronto).
2Another mighty Empire overthrown!
3And We are left, or shall be left, alone;
4The last that dare to struggle with the Foe.
5'Tis well! from this day forward we shall know
6That in ourselves our safety must be sought;
7That by our own right hands it must be wrought;
8That we must stand unpropped, or be laid low.
9O dastard whom such foretaste doth not cheer!
11Be men who hold its many blessings dear,
12Wise, upright, valiant; not a servile band,
13Who are to judge of danger which they fear,
14And honour which they do not understand.
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