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Robert Bridges, ed. (1844–1930).  The Spirit of Man: An Anthology.  1916.
From Hellas

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)
        .. THOU 1 art slow, my son;
The Anarchs of the world of darkness keep
A throne for thee, round which thine empire lies
Boundless and mute; and for thy subjects thou,
Like us, shalt rule the ghosts of murdered life,        5
The phantoms of the powers who rule thee now—
Mutinous passions, and conflicting fears,
And hopes that sate themselves on dust, and die!—
Stript of their mortal strength, as thou of thine …
Note 1. Shelley. From Hellas. 878. [back]

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