The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

Stanza from a Translation of the Marseillaise Hymn

Published by Forman, "Poetical Works of P. B. S.", 1876; dated 1810.

 Tremble, Kings despised of man!
Ye traitors to your Country,
Tremble! Your parricidal plan
At length shall meet its destiny...
We all are soldiers fit to fight,
But if we sink in glory's night
Our mother Earth will give ye new
The brilliant pathway to pursue
Which leads to Death or Victory...