The word 'Song' was commonly used for poem titles by late-eighteenth, and early nineteenth century writers, such as Shelley, Moore, Cowper, Clare, Coleridge, Keats and Scott: a number of Emily's poems also carry this name.
(See also: Chitham, 'The Poems of Anne Brontë', p.121 & p.187)
|Come to the banquet -- triumph in your songs!
Strike up the chords -- and sing of Victory!
The oppressed have risen to redress their wrongs;
The Tyrants are o'erthrown; the Land is free!
The Land is free! Aye, shout it forth once more;
Is she not red with her oppressors' gore?
We are her champions -- shall we not rejoice?
Shout you that will, and you that can rejoice
It may be pleasant, to recall the death
O happy life! To range the mountains wild,
'Our flower is budding' -- When that word was heard
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