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The Mountain Nymph, Sweet Liberty by Julia Margaret Cameron
Julia Margaret Cameron, The Mountain Nymph, Sweet Liberty, June 1866, albumen print from collodion negative, National Gallery of Art, Washington, New Century Fund 1997.97.1

 

 

Come, and trip it as you go

On the light fantastic toe,

And in thy right hand lead with thee,

The Mountain Nymph, sweet Liberty;

And if I give thee honour due,

Mirth, admit me of thy crew

To live with her, and live with thee,

In unreproved pleasure free


—from John Milton's poem, L'Allegro, 1632

 


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