Milton's Spirit

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Milton's Spirit by Percy Bysshe Shelley

1820. Published by Rossetti, "Complete Poetical Works of P. B. S.", 1870.


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 was published before January 1, 1926, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.