Collected Poems of Henry Derozio: Preface by Manu Samriti Chander; Edited by Amardeep Singh


   "And Freedom's fame finds wings on every wind."

There is a sacred halo round thy brow; 
   'Tis sanctified by ages and by fame, 
   For here the glory of the Grecian name 
Received another dazzling ray—and thou, 
   Immortal Phyle, smiling in the light 
That heaven shed o'er thee, didst behold the deed, 
   The generous patriot rushing to the fight, 
The tyrants conquered, and the people freed:— 
   Aye—they were armed with majesty and might; 
But hearts that beat for freedom smile to bleed. 
   Oh! how they rushed to battle !—There was fire 
In every bosom there; the holy star 
   That lighted them was hope; and their desire 
Was crowned, when Thrasybulus cried, 'On, on, to war!' 

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