Men of England, heirs of Glory, Heroes of unwritten story, Nurslings of one mighty Mother, Hopes of her, and one another; Rise like Lions after slumber In unvanquishable number, Shake your chains to earth like dew Which in sleep had fallen on you -- Ye are many -- they are few.
- by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 - 1822), appears in The Mask of Anarchy. Written on the occasion of the massacre at Manchester, stanza 37 and 38 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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