"Free should the scholar be, — free and brave. Free even to the definition of freedom, 'without any hindrance that does not arise out of his own constitution.'"
"And to all generals that lost engagements, and all overcome heroes, and the numberless unknown heroes equal to the greatest heroes known."
"The silver trump of freedom had roused my soul to eternal wakefulness. Freedom now appeared, to disappear no more forever."
Dickinson ("They Shut Me Up In Prose")
"Still! Could themself have peeped --
And seen my Brain -- go round --
They might as wise have lodged a Bird
For Treason -- in the Pound --"
[commentary coming soon!!]