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POEMS WRITTEN IN 1819-

POEMS WRITTEN IN 1819-

Sonnet : England in 1819. . 524

Fragment : Rome and Nature. 532

An Ode: To the Assertors of

Variation of the Lyric to the

Moon .

Liberty

. . . . 532

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: 524
:

Cancelled Stanza of the Mask of

Cancelled Stanza : "Gather,

Anarchy

gather" . .

.

. . 525

. . . 533

Ode to Heaven.

Note by Mrs. Shelley . . 533

Ode to the West Wind ,

POEMS WRITTEN IN 1820—

An Exhortation

527 The Sensitive Plant. . . 533

The Indian Serenade . . 527 Cancelled Passage of the Sensitive

Cancelled Passage of the Indian

Plant. . . . . 539

Serenade . . . . 528! A Vision of the Sea . . . 539

To Sophia (Miss Stacey) . . The Cloud . . . . 542

To William Shelley . . . 528 - To a Skylark . . . . 543

To William Shelley . . 529 Ode to Liberty . . . . 545

To Mary Shelley . . . 529 Cancelled Passage of the Ode to

To Mary Shelley . . .

Liberty. . . . . 550

On the Medusa of Leonardo da

To — -:"I fear thy kisses,

Vinci in the Florentine Gallery 529 gentle maiden" . . . 550

Love's Philosophy . . . Arethusa . . . . 551

Fragment : “ Follow to the deep

Song of Proserpine, while gather-

wood's Weeds"

530 ing Flowers on the Plain of

The Birth of Pleasure . . 530 Enna . . . . . 552

Fragment: Love the Universe, 530 Hymn of Apollo . . . 552

Fragment : “A gentle Story of Hymn of Pan. .

553

two Lovers young" . . The Question . . . . 553

Fragment : Love's Atmosphere . 530 The Two Spirits : An Allegory . 554

Fragment: Fellowship of Souls. 531 Ode to Naples . . . . 555

Fragment : Reminiscence and

Autumn : A Dirge . .

Desire . . . . .

The waning Moon . .

Fragment: Forebodings. . 531 To the Moon . .

Fragment : Visitations of Calm

Death: “Death is here and death

Thoughts . . . . 531 is there" . .

558

Fragment : Poetry and Music. 531 Liberty . . . . . 559

Fragment: The Tomb of Memory 531 Summer and Winter . . .

559

Fragment : Song of the Furies. 531 The Tower of Famine . . 559

Fragment : “Wake the Serpent An Allegory . . . .

not" . . . . . 532

The World's Wanderers. .

Fragment : Rain and Wind : 532 Sonnet : "Ye hasten to the grave!

Fragment: A Tale Untold . 532 What seek ye there" . . 560

Fragment : To Italy . . . 532 Lines to a Reviewer . . . 561

Fragment : Wine of Eglantine. 532 Fragment of a Satire on Satire. 561

Fragment : A Roman's Chamber 532 Good Night . . . . 562

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POEMS WRITTEN IN 1820-

POEMS WRITTEN IN 1821-

Buona Notte.

Another Version of the Same - 576

Orpheus . . . . . 562

Love, Hope, Desire, and Fear - 576

Fiordispina .

564 Prologue to Hellas . . 577

Time Long Past

Fragments written for Hellas - 580

Fragment: The Deserts of Sleep 566 Fragment : "I would not be a .

Fragment : Consequence. .. 566 King". . . . . 580

Fragment : A Face . . .

Ginevra . . . . . 581

Fragment : Weariness . .

Evening : Ponte a Mare, Pisa . 584

Fragment : Hope, Fear, and The Boat on the Serchio. .

Doubt . . . . . 566

Music . . . .

587

Fragment : “ Alas! this is not Sonnet to Byron . . . 587

what I thought Life was" .

Fragment on Keats . . . 587

Fragment : Milton's Spirit. . 567 Fragment : “Methought I was a

Fragment: Unrisen Splendour. 567 | Billow in the Crowd" . . 587

Note by Mrs. Shelley · · 567

To-morrow . . . . 588

Stanza : "If I walk in Autumn's

POEMS WRITTEN IN 1821 --

even" . . . . . 588

Dirge for the Year . . . 568

Fragment : A Wanderer. 588

- To Night. . . . . 568

Fragment : Peace surrounding

Time . . .

569

Life . . . . . 588

Lines : “Far, far away, O ye". 569

Fragment : “I Faint, I Perish

From the Arabic: An Imitation 569

with my Love" . . . 588

To Emilia Viviani . . . 570

Fragment: "The Lady of the

The Fugitives . . . . 570

South" . . . . 588

To — : "Music, when sost

Fragment : The Awakener . 588

voices die" . . . . 571

Fragment: Rain

588

Song : “Rarely, rarely, comest

Fragment : Ambushed Dangers 588

thou" . . .

Fragment : “And that I walk

Mutability

571

thus proudly crowned". . 589

Lines written on hearing the News

Fragment : "The rude Wind is

of the Death of Napoleon : 572

singing ". . . . .

Sonnet : Political Greatness . 572

Fragment : “Great Spirit" .

The Aziola . . . . 573

Fragment : “O Thou Immortal

A Lament: "O world ! O life!

Deity". . . . . 589

O time" : : : : : 573

Fragment: False Laurels and True 589

Remembrance . . . . 573

Note by Mrs. Shelley . . 589

To lward Williams

• To : "One word is too POEMS WRITTEN IN 1822-

often profaned" . . . 574 The Zucca . . . . 591

To - i "When passion's

The Magnetic Lady to her Patient 593

trance is overpast " . . 575 Lines : “When the Lamp is

A Bridal Song . . . . 575

shattered " . . . . 593

Another Version of the Same - 575 To Jane : The Invitation. . 594

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INTRODUCTION

ALTHOUGH Shelley wrote narrative poems and one great tragedy, his genius was primarily lyrical, and his poetry tells more to a reader who is acquainted with his character and the events of his life than to one who knows the poems only as if they had fallen out of the air from some invisible singer. No poet ever sang more directly out of his own feelings—his joys, his sorrows, his desires, his regrets; and what he has written acquires a fuller meaning when we understand its source and its occasion. Shelley's poetry belongs also to a particular epoch in the world's history - the revolutionary epoch --- and what may fairly be described as the body of doctrine which forms the intellectual background of his imaginative visions can be comprehended only when we consider his work in relation to the period of which it is the outcome. “A beautiful and ineffectual angel, beating in the void his luminous wings in vain ”_s0 Matthew Arnold, with a variation of Joubert's sentence on Plato, defined his conception of Shelley. The charm of the phrase must not render us insensible of its remoteness from the fact. Shelley was no angel, whether of celestial or diabolic race, but most human in his passions, his errors, his failures, his achievement. Nor was it in the void that he lived and moved; he belonged in an eminent degree to the revolutionary movement of his own day, and viewed apart from the teaching of that geometer of the Revolution whom he accepted as his master - William Godwin - the work of Shelley is only half intelligible.

Percy Bysshe Shelley was born on 4th August 1792 at Field Place, near Horsham, Sussex. The family was ancient and honourable, but no ancestor of the poet had ever given proof of literary genius. His grandfather, Bysshe Shelley, who received a baronetcy in 1806, had accumulated a large fortune, had married two heiresses, had quarrelled with his children, and now, troubled with gout and the infirmities of age, lived somewhat penuriously in a cottage-house at Horsham. Timothy

i Plato loses himself in the void, but one sees the play of his wings, one hears their rustle," quoted by Matthew Arnold in his essay on Joubert.

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