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SERVICE AND THRIFT
STANZAS ON FREEDOM by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL

Is true Freedom but to break
Fetters for our own dear sake,
And, with leathern hearts, forget
That we owe mankind a debt?
No! true freedom is to share
All the chains our brothers wear,
And, with heart and hand, to be
Earnest to make others free!

They are slaves who fear to speak
lo For the fallen and the weak;
They are slaves who will not choose
Hatred, scoffing, and abuse,
Rather than in silence shrink
From the truth they needs must think;
is They are slaves who dare not be
In the right with two or three.

NOTES AND QUESTIONS
For Biography, see page 67.
Discussion. 1 How does the poet define true freedom? 2. Mention cases to show that our country has been "earnest to make others free." 3. What men and women do you know of in history who have helped "make others free"? 4. How does this poem apply to America's going to the aid of Cuba and, more recently, to the aid of France and Felminm? 5. Find in the Glossary the meaning of: boast; fetters; fallen; scoffing.

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