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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Georgian Verse.  1909.
 
Shakespeare and Milton
By Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864)
 
THE TONGUE of England, that which myriads
Have spoken and will speak, were paralyzed
Hereafter, but two mighty men stand forth
Above the flight of ages, two alone;
One crying out:        5
  All nations spoke thro’ me.
The other:
  True; and thro’ this trumpet burst
God’s word; the fall of Angels, and the doom
First of immortal, then of mortal, Man.        10
Glory! be glory! not to me, to God.
 
 
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