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Madame Guillotine by ChrisRawlins Madame Guillotine by ChrisRawlins
Hymn To The Guillotine

Daughter of Liberty! whose knife
So busy chops the threads of life,
And frees from cumbrous clay the spirit;
Ah! why alone shall Gallia feel
The beauties of thy pond'rous steel?
Why must not Britain mark thy merit?

Hark! 'tis the dungeon's groan I hear;
And lo, a squalid band appear,
With sallow cheek, and hollow eye!
Unwilling, lo, the neck they bend;
Yet, through thy pow'r, their terrors end,
And with their heads the sorrows fly.

O let us view thy lofty grace;
To Britons shew thy blushing face,
And bless Rebellion's life—tir'd train!
Joy to my soul! she's on her way,
Led by her dearest friends, Dismay,
Death, and the Devil, and Tom Paine!

Peter Pindar, Esq - December 1794
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priestessmikokikyo Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Hail her majesty Madame Guillotine! love this its amazing!
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ElphabaTheDelerious Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would like to use this on my tumblr RP account for Citizen Chauvelin: [link] If you'd rather I not, please let me know
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JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!!!!! HAIL HER MAJESTY!!!!! :iconguillotineplz:
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Deketai Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Mind if I use this on a poem? I make no funds, and I credit you, look: [link]
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HAIL HER MAJESTY!!!
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Decollate1 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
Beautiful
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ElphabaTheDelerious Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hope you don't mind, but I used this as a background for a picture. I credited you: [link]
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baummitgift Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist
Nice effect on the guillotine
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EntirelyInsane Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
GASP. THAT IS WIN.
Oh, goodness, I do love this.
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EntirelyInsane Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
oooooohhh....sooo pretty...
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Cora-Dilcoroc Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's...truly beautiful. :nod: I just love the way, you drew the background...the blue matches this scene here very well. :love: Uuuh, the Guillotine... It's such a horrible instrument of torture...but yet the "Hymn to the Guillotine" amazes me everytime when I read it. You did a great job here! ^^
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RedPassion Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008
:tears:
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holayutasan Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Student Writer
My neighbor wrote a poem about the guillotine... what a weird kid.
I love the emotion.
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
Hello :wave:
this is a standard message to let you know you have been featured in the "Best of...weekly photomanips features" #88 news article [link] I'd appreciate it if you didn't reply here but posted a comment on the news article! Thanks for sharing such beautiful art with us and keep up the good work!
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meljoy68 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Chilling! I especially liked the foreground, the crowd? How the light was on them, bringing them just a little bit more in focus...very nicely done.
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
great atmosphere.. the colors.. the theme.. I love it!
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andigondi Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice lightning :D and skets
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
:omfg: Impressive scenery ! beautifully done !
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice mood..well done
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