I must have liberty
Withal, as large a charter as the wind,
To blow on whom I please.
SHAKS.: _As You Like It,_ Act ii., Sc. 7.
In liberty's defence, my noble task,
Of which all Europe rings from side to side;
This thought might lead me through the world's vain mask,
Content, though blind--had I no better guide.
MILTON: Sonnet xxii., _To Cyriack Skinner._
When liberty is gone,
Life grows insipid and has lost its relish.
ADDISON: _Cato,_ Act ii., Sc. 3.
Liberty, like day,
Breaks on the soul, and by a flash from Heaven
Fires all the faculties with glorious joy.
COWPER: _Task,_ Bk. v., Line 882.
Liberty 's in every blow!
Let us do or die.
The mountain nymph, sweet Liberty.
MILTON: _L'Allegro,_ Line 36.