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"ADVANCE--COME FORTH FROM THY TYROLEAN GROUND"

          ADVANCE--come forth from thy Tyrolean ground,
          Dear Liberty! stern Nymph of soul untamed;
          Sweet Nymph, O rightly of the mountains named!
          Through the long chain of Alps from mound to mound
          And o'er the eternal snows, like Echo, bound;
          Like Echo, when the hunter train at dawn
          Have roused her from her sleep: and forest-lawn,
          Cliffs, woods and caves, her viewless steps resound
          And babble of her pastime!--On, dread Power!
          With such invisible motion speed thy flight,                10
          Through hanging clouds, from craggy height to height,
          Through the green vales and through the herdsman's bower--
          That all the Alps may gladden in thy might,
          Here, there, and in all places at one hour.
                                                              1809.


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