Freedom and Truth
To a friend.
- The shrine is vowed to freedom, but, my friend,
- Freedom is but a means to gain an end.
- Freedom should build a temple, but the shrine
- Be consecrate to thought still more divine.
- The human bliss which angel hopes foresaw
- Is liberty to comprehend the law.
- Give, then, thy book a larger scope and frame,
- Comprising means and end in Truth's great name.