Probably The Biggest Cheer For A Shelley Quote In A While / Ever

1819 portrait of the poet Shelley holding a quill by Amelia CurranCaught the stream of the headline act at Glastonbury, one Jeremy Corbyn MP, who quoted from The Masque of Anarchy written by Percy Bysshe Shelley after the Peterloo Massacre of August 1819 where cavalry charged a crowd of 60,000 plus who had gathered to demand the reform of parliamentary representation.

Shelley was born near here and has been a long lasting inspiration to the area’s youth – he hated the place, left as soon as he could, and never came back.

Rise, like lions after slumber
In unvanquishable number!
Shake your chains to earth like dew
Which in sleep had fallen on you:
Ye are many—they are few!

The 1832 Edition can be found at the Internet Archive.