Percy Bysshe Shelley
Shelley, born the heir to rich estates and the son of an Member of Parliament, went to University College, Oxford in 1810, but in March of the following year he and a friend, Thomas Jefferson Hogg, were both expelled for the suspected authorship of a pamphlet entitled The Necessity of Atheism.
In 1811 he met and eloped to Edinburgh with Harriet Westbrook and, one year later, went with her and her older sister first to Dublin, then to Devon and North Wales, where they stayed for six months into 1813. However, by 1814, and with the birth of two children, their marriage had collapsed and Shelley eloped once again, this time with Mary Godwin.
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- Love's Philosophy
- A Lament
- Ode to the West Wind
- To The Men Of England
- A Bridal Song
- A Dialogue
- To A Skylark
- The Cloud
- I Arise from Dreams of Thee
- An Exhortation
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''Sun-girt City! thou hast beenPercy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), British poet. Lines Written among the Euganean Hills (l. 76-79). . . The Complete Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley....
Ocean's child, and then his queen;
Now is come a darker day,
And thou soon must be his prey,''
''Nothing in the world is single;Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), British poet. Love's Philosophy (l. 5-8). . . The Complete Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley. Mary Shelley, ed. (199...
All things by a law divine
In one spirit meet and mingle.
Why not I with thine?''
''My own, my human mind, which passivelyPercy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), British poet. Mont Blanc (l. 37-40). . . The Complete Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley. Mary Shelley, ed. (1994) Th...
Now renders and receives fast influencings,
Holding an unremitting interchange
With the clear universe of things around;''
''Some say that gleams of a remoter worldPercy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), British poet. Mont Blanc (l. 49-52). . . The Complete Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley. Mary Shelley, ed. (1994) Th...
Visit the soul in sleep,that death is slumber,
And that its shapes the busy thoughts outnumber
Of those who wake and live.''
''Thou hast a voice, great Mountain, to repealPercy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), British poet. "Mont Blanc."
Large codes of fraud and woe; not understood
By all, but which the wise, and great, and good
Interpret, or make felt, or deeply feel.''
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