Moses Harman (poem)
From The Libertarian Labyrinth
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- A proud thing this, that these mine ears have heard--
- A friend of mine, a simple childlike man,
- Hath been elected from us all, by ban,
- To speak by gags the never silent word,
- To write with shattered pen a truth to gird
- Up freemen's loins till swiftly they have ran
- And told the Earth and Tyranny turns wan
- At quick white fire, in fettered hearts upstirred.
- A proud thing this, indeed, O friend of mine,
- That blows, barren of force to beat thee back,
- Should drive thee on a million miles upon
- Thy destined course. Because thou art supine.
- These fools forget that now themselves, alack?
- Uphold thy bannered legend to the sun.
- J. William Lloyd, “Moses Harman,” Liberty 7, no. 2 (April 24, 1890): 1.