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    William Lloyd Garrison   Table of Contents     Charles Sumner

Ray, H. Cordelia
Poems

- CHAMPIONS OF FREEDOM
- Wendell Phillips


Wendell Phillips


A knight of "silver tongue" and stately grace,
Dowered with th' immortal gift of fearlessness,
Whose falcon glance bent to detect distress,
Perceived a brother in each human face,
And deemed the lowliest worthy of a place
In the world's honors,-- such was he. T' impress
Men's minds with lofty purpose seemed success
To this great soul; and to uplift a race
From depths of sorrow compensation vast,
For much life leaves unrecompensed. The seal
Of heroism on his brow more fair
Than leafiest laurel was. Deeds that outlast
The warrior's victories his days reveal,
And unto him we render rev'rence rare.

    William Lloyd Garrison   Table of Contents     Charles Sumner