Lyrical Ballads and Terrorist Systems
some subjects are of an importance serious and urgent, not to be deferred. Wherever the freedom of the press exists (and with us may that freedom be perpetual!) I must assert that Literature, well or ill conducted, is the great engine by which, I am fully persuaded, all civilized states must ultimately be supported or overthrown. (III. 1)
KeywordsFrench Revolution Civilized State Terrorist System Conservative Press Great Engine
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