Inscription for an Altar of Independence

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Thou of an independent mind,
With soul resolv'd, with soul resign'd;
Prepar'd Power's proudest frown to brave,
Who wilt not be, nor have a slave;
Virtue alone who dost revere,
Thy own reproach alone dost fear-
Approach this shrine, and worship here.

This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.