He is a poet whose position vis-a-vis society undergoes revealing changes, during his long life: It is not to be thought of that the Flood Of British Freedom, which, to the open sea Of the world's praise, from dark antiquity Hath flowed, 'with pomp of waters, unwithstood
'-- Roused though it be full often to a mood Which spurns the check of salutary bands-- We must be free or die, who speak the tongue That Shakespeare spake; the faith and morals held Which Milton held--In everything we are sprung Of Earth's first blood
The present year, 2005, transposes to FAVE UNWITHSTOOD
. The first year after 2000 that requires three words is 2012, which transposes to DEVOUT WEALTH TOWNS.