To Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin By Percy Bysshe Shelley

To Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin I. Mine eyes were dim with tears unshed; Yes, I was firm — thus wert not thou;– My baffled looks did…

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The Viewless And Invisible Consequence By Percy Bysshe Shelley

The Viewless And Invisible Consequence The viewless and invisible Consequence Watches thy goings-out, and comings-in, And…hovers o’er thy guilty sleep, Unveiling every new-born deed, and…

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The Birth Place Of Pleasure By Percy Bysshe Shelley

The Birth Place Of Pleasure At the creation of the Earth Pleasure, that divinest birth, From the soil of Heaven did rise, Wrapped in sweet…

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Song Rarely, Rarely, Comest Thou By Percy Bysshe Shelley

Song Rarely, Rarely, Comest Thou Rarely, rarely, comest thou, Spirit of Delight! Wherefore hast thou left me now Many a day and night? Many a…

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Otho By Percy Bysshe Shelley

Otho I. Thou wert not, Cassius, and thou couldst not be, Last of the Romans, though thy memory claim From Brutus his own glory–and on…

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Men Of England, By Percy Bysshe Shelley

Men of England, wherefore plough For the lords who lay ye low? Wherefore weave with toil and care The rich robes your tyrants wear? Wherefore…

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I Weep For Adonais -He By Percy Bysshe Shelley

I weep for Adonais -he is dead! O, weep for Adonais! though our tears Thaw not the frost which binds so dear a head! And…

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From The Greek Of Moschus By Percy Bysshe Shelley

From The Greek Of Moschus Tan ala tan glaukan otan onemos atrema Balle–k.t.l. When winds that move not its calm surface sweep The azure sea,…

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Fragment From The Wandering Jew By Percy Bysshe Shelley

Fragment From The Wandering Jew The Elements respect their Maker’s seal! Still Like the scathed pine tree’s height, Braving the tempests of the night Have…

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Bereavement By Percy Bysshe Shelley

Bereavement How stern are the woes of the desolate mourner As he bends in still grief o’er the hallowed bier, As enanguished he turns from…

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When The Lamp Is Shattered By Percy Bysshe Shelley

When The Lamp Is Shattered When the lamp is shattered, The light in the dust lies dead; When the cloud is scattered, The rainbow’s glory…

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To Edward Williams By Percy Bysshe Shelley

To Edward Williams I. The serpent is shut out from Paradise. The wounded deer must seek the herb no more In which its heart-cure lies:…

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The Pale, The Cold, And By Percy Bysshe Shelley

The pale, the cold, and the moony smile Which the meteor beam of a starless night Sheds on a lonely and sea-girt isle, Ere the…

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Stanza, Written At Bracknell By Percy Bysshe Shelley

Stanza, Written At Bracknell Thy dewy looks sink in my breast; Thy gentle words stir poison there; Thou hast disturbed the only rest That was…

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Rosalind, Helen, And Her By Percy Bysshe Shelley

ROSALIND, HELEN, and her Child. SCENE. The Shore of the Lake of Como. HELEN Come hither, my sweet Rosalind. ‘T is long since thou and…

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On Leaving London For Wales By Percy Bysshe Shelley

On Leaving London For Wales Hail to thee, Cambria! for the unfettered wind Which from thy wilds even now methinks I feel, Chasing the clouds…

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Lines Written On Hearing The News Of The Death Of Napoleon By Percy Bysshe Shelley

Lines Written On Hearing The News Of The Death Of Napoleon What! alive and so bold, O Earth? Art thou not overbold? What! leapest thou…

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Hymn Of Pan By Percy Bysshe Shelley

Hymn Of Pan FROM the forests and highlands We come, we come; From the river-girt islands, Where loud waves are dumb Listening to my sweet…

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Fragment Yes! All Is Past By Percy Bysshe Shelley

Fragment Yes! All Is Past Yes! all is past–swift time has fled away, Yet its swell pauses on my sickening mind; How long will horror…

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Extract From Poetical By Percy Bysshe Shelley

Extract from Poetical Essay by Percy Bysshe Shelley Millions to fight compell’d, to fight or die In mangled heaps on War’s red altar lie ….

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And Like A Dying Lady, By Percy Bysshe Shelley

And like a dying lady, lean and pale, Who totters forth, wrapp’d in a gauzy veil, Out of her chamber, led by the insane And…

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To The Nile By Percy Bysshe Shelley

To The Nile Month after month the gathered rains descend Drenching yon secret Aethiopian dells, And from the desert’s ice-girt pinnacles Where Frost and Heat…

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The Zucca By Percy Bysshe Shelley

The Zucca I. Summer was dead and Autumn was expiring, And infant Winter laughed upon the land All cloudlessly and cold;–when I, desiring More in…

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The Fountains Mingle By Percy Bysshe Shelley

The fountains mingle with the river And the rivers with the ocean, The winds of Heaven mix for ever With a sweet emotion; Nothing in…

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Sonnet From The Italian Of Cavalcanti By Percy Bysshe Shelley

Sonnet From The Italian Of Cavalcanti Returning from its daily quest, my Spirit Changed thoughts and vile in thee doth weep to find: It grieves…

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Queen Mab Part Iii. By Percy Bysshe Shelley

Queen Mab Part Iii. ‘Fairy!’ the Spirit said, And on the Queen of Spells Fixed her ethereal eyes, ‘I thank thee. Thou hast given A…

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O That A Chariot Of Cloud Were Mine! By Percy Bysshe Shelley

O That A Chariot Of Cloud Were Mine! O that a chariot of cloud were mine! Of cloud which the wild tempest weaves in air,…

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Lines — Far, Far Away, O Ye By Percy Bysshe Shelley

Lines — Far, Far Away, O Ye I. Far, far away, O ye Halcyons of Memory, Seek some far calmer nest Than this abandoned breast!…

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Heigho! The Lark And The By Percy Bysshe Shelley

Heigho! the lark and the owl! One flies the morning, and one lulls the night: Only the nightingale, poor fond soul, Sings like the fool…

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Fragment Of The Elegy On The Death Of Bion By Percy Bysshe Shelley

Fragment Of The Elegy On The Death Of Bion From the Greek of Moschus. Ye Dorian woods and waves, lament aloud,– Augment your tide, O…

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Dirge For The Year By Percy Bysshe Shelley

Dirge For The Year I. Orphan Hours, the Year is dead, Come and sigh, come and weep! Merry Hours, smile instead, For the Year is…

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A Roman’s Chamber By Percy Bysshe Shelley

A Roman’s Chamber I. In the cave which wild weeds cover Wait for thine aethereal lover; For the pallid moon is waning, O’er the spiral…

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To Mary Who Died In This Opinion By Percy Bysshe Shelley

To Mary Who Died In This Opinion I. Maiden, quench the glare of sorrow Struggling in thine haggard eye: Firmness dare to borrow From the…

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The Triumph Of Life By Percy Bysshe Shelley

The Triumph Of Life Swift as a spirit hastening to his task Of glory & of good, the Sun sprang forth Rejoicing in his splendour,…

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The Boat On The Serchio By Percy Bysshe Shelley

The Boat On The Serchio Our boat is asleep on Serchio’s stream, Its sails are folded like thoughts in a dream, The helm sways idly,…

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Song Of Proserpine While Gathering Flowers On The Plain Of Enna By Percy Bysshe Shelley

Song Of Proserpine While Gathering Flowers On The Plain Of Enna Sacred Goddess, Mother Earth, Thou from whose immortal bosom Gods and men and beasts…

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Ozymandias By Percy Bysshe Shelley

Ozymandias I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: `Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them, on…

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Melody To A Scene Of Former Times By Percy Bysshe Shelley

Melody To A Scene Of Former Times Art thou indeed forever gone, Forever, ever, lost to me? Must this poor bosom beat alone, Or beat…

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I Stood Upon A Heaven-Cleaving Turret By Percy Bysshe Shelley

I Stood Upon A Heaven-Cleaving Turret I stood upon a heaven-cleaving turret Which overlooked a wide Metropolis– And in the temple of my heart my…

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From The Greek Of Moschus Pan Loved His Neighbour Echo By Percy Bysshe Shelley

From The Greek Of Moschus Pan Loved His Neighbour Echo Pan loved his neighbour Echo–but that child Of Earth and Air pined for the Satyr…

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Fragment Follow To The Deep Wood’s Weeds By Percy Bysshe Shelley

Fragment Follow To The Deep Wood’s Weeds Follow to the deep wood’s weeds, Follow to the wild-briar dingle, Where we seek to intermingle, And the…

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Away! The Moor Is Dark By Percy Bysshe Shelley

AWAY! the moor is dark beneath the moon, Rapid clouds have drunk the last pale beam of even: Away! the gathering winds will call the…

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When Soft Winds And Sunny Skies By Percy Bysshe Shelley

When Soft Winds And Sunny Skies When soft winds and sunny skies With the green earth harmonize, And the young and dewy dawn, Bold as…

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Unfathomable Sea! Whose By Percy Bysshe Shelley

Unfathomable Sea! whose waves are years, Ocean of Time, whose waters of deep woe Are brackish with the salt of human tears! Thou shoreless flood,…

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To Emilia Viviani By Percy Bysshe Shelley

To Emilia Viviani I. Madonna, wherefore hast thou sent to me Sweet-basil and mignonette? Embleming love and health, which never yet In the same wreath…

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The Past By Percy Bysshe Shelley

The Past I. Wilt thou forget the happy hours Which we buried in Love’s sweet bowers, Heaping over their corpses cold Blossoms and leaves, instead…

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Stanza From A Translation Of The Marseillaise Hymn By Percy Bysshe Shelley

Stanza From A Translation Of The Marseillaise Hymn Tremble, Kings despised of man! Ye traitors to your Country, Tremble! Your parricidal plan At length shall…

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Rosalind And Helen A Modern Eclogue By Percy Bysshe Shelley

Rosalind And Helen A Modern Eclogue ROSALIND, HELEN, and her Child. SCENE. The Shore of the Lake of Como. HELEN Come hither, my sweet Rosalind….

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On Fanny Godwin By Percy Bysshe Shelley

On Fanny Godwin Her voice did quiver as we parted, Yet knew I not that heart was broken From which it came, and I departed…

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Lines Written In The Vale Of Chamouni By Percy Bysshe Shelley

(Lines written in the Vale of Chamouni) 1 The everlasting universe of things Flows through the mind, and rolls its rapid waves, Now dark –…

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Hymn Of Apollo By Percy Bysshe Shelley

Hymn Of Apollo I. The sleepless Hours who watch me as I lie, Curtained with star-inwoven tapestries, From the broad moonlight of the sky, Fanning…

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Fragment What Men Gain Fairly By Percy Bysshe Shelley

Fragment What Men Gain Fairly What men gain fairly — that they should possess, And children may inherit idleness, From him who earns it—This is…

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Evening. To Harriet By Percy Bysshe Shelley

Evening. To Harriet O thou bright Sun! beneath the dark blue line Of western distance that sublime descendest, And, gleaming lovelier as thy beams decline,…

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An Old, Mad, Blind, By Percy Bysshe Shelley

An old, mad, blind, despised, and dying king,– Princes, the dregs of their dull race, who Through public scorn,–mud from a muddy spring,– Rulers who…

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To The Moonbeam By Percy Bysshe Shelley

To The Moonbeam I. Moonbeam, leave the shadowy vale, To bathe this burning brow. Moonbeam, why art thou so pale, As thou walkest o’er the…

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The World’s Great Age By Percy Bysshe Shelley

THE world’s great age begins anew, The golden years return, The earth doth like a snake renew Her winter weeds outworn; Heaven smiles, and faiths…

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The Fugitives By Percy Bysshe Shelley

The Fugitives I. The waters are flashing, The white hail is dashing, The lightnings are glancing, The hoar-spray is dancing— Away! The whirlwind is rolling,…

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Song. Translated From The Italian By Percy Bysshe Shelley

Song. Translated From The Italian Oh! what is the gain of restless care, And what is ambitious treasure? And what are the joys that the…

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Queen Mab Part Iv. By Percy Bysshe Shelley

Queen Mab Part Iv. ‘How beautiful this night! the balmiest sigh, Which vernal zephyrs breathe in evening’s ear, Were discord to the speaking quietude That…

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Night By Percy Bysshe Shelley

Night SWIFTLY walk o’er the western wave,    Spirit of Night! Out of the misty eastern cave,– Where, all the long and lone daylight, Thou wovest…

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