Black Dwarf,  1 (1817), 685–86.

Appeal to Freedom



Poetry, Satire


Light, Climatology, Ether, Electricity, Natural Law

    Poem on the nature of freedom begins: 'Sweet freedom heard th' Appeal, from her sojourn, / Where far beyond the stretch of mortal ken, / Blissful, she breathes pure Ether, highest far / Than giant Andes, or the top most Peak / Of sea-encircled Teneriffe, or where / Aurora teems with bright electric fire, / Bourne through the flashing concave, leading out / The boreal blast, o'er realms of arctic ice' (685).

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