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He who contends for freedom

DMI number:
37447
Poem Aliases
Thomson. Edward and Eleonora.
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Evidence:
First Line:
He who contends for freedom
Last Line:
That eats out all the happiness of kingdoms
Poem Genre / Form:
Blank verse and Extract / snippet from longer work
Themes:
Corruption, Liberty, Politics, The monarchy (heads of state), and Virtue / vice
Related People
Author:
James Thomson
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Extract from Edward and Eleonora Act 1 Scene 1 (1739: N60643).
Content/Publication
Title:
The poetical preceptor; or, a collection of select pieces of poetry, extracted from the works of the most eminent English poets [T115504] [ECCO]
Page No(s):
p.302
Poem Title:
A Friend to Freedom can never be a Traitor. [Thomson.]
Attribution:
Thomson.
Attributed To:
James Thomson
Title:
The poetical preceptor; or, a collection of select pieces of poetry, extracted from the works of the most eminent English poets. [T119553] [ECCO]
Page No(s):
p.280
Poem Title:
A Friend to Freedom can never be a Traitor. [Thomson.]
Attribution:
Thomson.
Attributed To:
James Thomson
Title:
The poetical preceptor; or, a collection of select pieces of poetry; extracted from the works of the most eminent English poets ... The fourth edition [T121136] [ECCO]
Page No(s):
p.280
Poem Title:
A Friend to Freedom can never be a Traitor. [Thomson.]
Attribution:
Thomson.
Attributed To:
James Thomson