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    John Keats - Great Spirits Now On Earth Are Sojourning

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    John Keats - Great Spirits Now On Earth Are Sojourning - Read by Samuel West

    Great Spirits Now On Earth Are Sojourning
    by John Keats (1795-1821)

    Great spirits now on earth are sojourning;
    He of the cloud, the cataract, the lake,
    Who on Helvellyn's summit, wide awake,
    Catches his freshness from Archangel's wing;
    He of the rose; the violet, the spring,
    The social smile, the chain for Freedom's sake:
    And lo! - whose steadfastness would never take
    A meaner sound than Raphael's whispering.
    And other spirits there are standing apart
    Upon the forehead of the age to come;
    These, these will give the world another heart
    And other pulses. Hear ye not the hum
    Of mighty workings in a distant mart?
    Listen awhile, ye nations, and be dumb.