Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

To-day unbind the captive,
So only are ye unbound;
Lift up a people from the dust,
Trump of their rescue, sound!
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Boston Hymn," May-Day and Other Pieces (1867).
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