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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. The Book of Georgian Verse. 1909.

Shakespeare and Milton

Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864)

THE TONGUE of England, that which myriads

Have spoken and will speak, were paralyzed

Hereafter, but two mighty men stand forth

Above the flight of ages, two alone;

One crying out:

All nations spoke thro’ me.

The other:

True; and thro’ this trumpet burst

God’s word; the fall of Angels, and the doom

First of immortal, then of mortal, Man.

Glory! be glory! not to me, to God.