Milton's Spirit

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Milton's Spirit by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Fragment
1820. Published by Rossetti, "Complete Poetical Works of P. B. S.", 1870.


FRAGMENT: MILTON'S SPIRIT.


I dreamed that Milton's spirit rose, and took
From life's green tree his Uranian lute;
And from his touch sweet thunder flowed, and shook
All human things built in contempt of man,—
And sanguine thrones and impious altars quaked,
Prisons and citadels…


1820, publ. 1870


This work published before January 1, 1923 is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.