Quotation by George Gordon Noel Byron

The dead have been awakened—shall I sleep?
The world's at war with tyrants—shall I crouch?
The harvest's ripe—and shall I pause to reap?
I slumber not; the thorn is in my couch;
Each day a trumpet soundeth in mine ear,
Its echo in my heart.
George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824), British poet. Journal in Cephalonia, first item, June 19, 1823, Byron's Letters and Journals, vol. 9, ed. Leslie A. Marchand (1979).

The journal was written during Byron's last journey to aid the Greek revolt.
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