Percy Bysshe Shelley
Lines Written In The Bay Of Lerici by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Lines Written In The Bay Of Lerici by Percy Bysshe Shelley

She left me at the silent time When the moon had ceas'd to climbThe azure path of Heaven's steep,And like an albatross asleep,Balanc'd on her wings of light,Hover'd in the ...

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Julian And Maddalo (Excerpt) by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Julian And Maddalo (Excerpt) by Percy Bysshe Shelley

I rode one evening with Count Maddalo Upon the bank of land which breaks the flowOf Adria towards Venice: a bare strandOf hillocks, heap'd from ever-shifting sand,Matted with ...

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In Horologium by Percy Bysshe Shelley

In Horologium by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Inter marmoreas Leonorae pendula collesFortunata mmis Machina dicit horas.Quas manibus premit ilia duas insensa papillasCur mihi sit digito tangere, amata, nefas?

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The Cenci : A Tragedy In Five Acts by Percy Bysshe Shelley

The Cenci : A Tragedy In Five Acts by Percy Bysshe Shelley

DRAMATIS PERSONÆCount Francesco Cenci.Giacomo, his Son.Bernardo, his Son.Cardinal Camillo.Orsino, a Prelate.Savella, the Pope's Legate.Olimpio, Assassin.Marzio, Assassin.Andrea, ...

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Fragment: Satan Broken Loose by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Fragment: Satan Broken Loose by Percy Bysshe Shelley

A golden-winged Angel stoodBefore the Eternal Judgement-seat:His looks were wild, and Devils' bloodStained his dainty hands and feet.The Father and the SonKnew that strife was ...

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Death In Life by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Death In Life by Percy Bysshe Shelley

My head is heavy, my limbs are weary,And it is not life that makes me move.

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Ode To Heaven by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Ode To Heaven by Percy Bysshe Shelley

CHORUS OF SPIRITS:FIRST SPIRIT:Palace-roof of cloudless nights!Paradise of golden lights!Deep, immeasurable, vast,Which art now, and which wert thenOf the Present and the Past, ...

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War by Percy Bysshe Shelley

War by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Ambition, power, and avarice, now have hurledDeath, fate, and ruin, on a bleeding world.See! on yon heath what countless victims lie,Hark! what loud shrieks ascend through ...

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Remembrance by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Remembrance by Percy Bysshe Shelley

I.Swifter far than summer's flight--Swifter far than youth’s delight--Swifter far than happy night,Art thou come and gone--As the earth when leaves are dead,As the night when ...

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An Ode, Written October, 1819, Before The Spaniards Had Recovered Their Liberty by Percy Bysshe Shelley

An Ode, Written October, 1819, Before The Spaniards Had Recovered Their Liberty by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Arise, arise, arise!There is blood on the earth that denies ye bread,Be your wounds like eyesTo weep for the dead, the dead, the dead.What other grief were it just to pay? Your ...

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Love, Hope, Desire, And Fear by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Love, Hope, Desire, And Fear by Percy Bysshe Shelley

...And many there were hurt by that strong boy,His name, they said, was Pleasure,And near him stood, glorious beyond measureFour Ladies who possess all emperyIn earth and air ...

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Love by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Love by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Why is it said thou canst not liveIn a youthful breast and fair,Since thou eternal life canst give,Canst bloom for ever there?Since withering pain no power possessed, Nor age, ...

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Song. Hope by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Song. Hope by Percy Bysshe Shelley

And said I that all hope was fled,That sorrow and despair were mine,That each enthusiast wish was dead,Had sank beneath pale Misery’s shrine.--Seest thou the sunbeam's yellow ...

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Death by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Death by Percy Bysshe Shelley

I.They die--the dead return not--MiserySits near an open grave and calls them over,A Youth with hoary hair and haggard eye--They are the names of kindred, friend and lover,Which ...

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Queen Mab: Part I. by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Queen Mab: Part I. by Percy Bysshe Shelley

HOW wonderful is Death,Death, and his brother Sleep!One, pale as yonder waning moonWith lips of lurid blue,The other, rosy as the mornWhen throned on ocean's waveIt blushes o'er ...

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Another Fragment To Music by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Another Fragment To Music by Percy Bysshe Shelley

No, Music, thou art not the 'food of Love.'Unless Love feeds upon its own sweet self,Till it becomes all Music murmurs of.

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Lines: We Meet Not As We Parted by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Lines: We Meet Not As We Parted by Percy Bysshe Shelley

I.We meet not as we parted,We feel more than all may see,My bosom is heavy-hearted,And thine full of doubt for me:--One moment has bound the free. II.That moment is gone for ...

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Pater Omnipotens by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Pater Omnipotens by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Serene in his unconquerable mightEndued the Almighty King, his steadfast throneEncompassed unapproachably with powerAnd darkness and deep solitude an aweStood like a black cloud ...

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Summer And Winter by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Summer And Winter by Percy Bysshe Shelley

It was a bright and cheerful afternoon,Towards the end of the sunny month of June,When the north wind congregates in crowdsThe floating mountains of the silver cloudsFrom the ...

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To The Queen Of My Heart by Percy Bysshe Shelley

To The Queen Of My Heart by Percy Bysshe Shelley

I.Shall we roam, my love,To the twilight grove,When the moon is rising bright,Oh, I'll whisper there,In the cool night-air, What I dare not in broad daylight!II.I'll tell thee a ...

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Beauty’s Halo by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Beauty’s Halo by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Thy beauty hangs around thee likeSplendour around the moon--Thy voice, as silver bells that strikeUpon...

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Love’s Rose by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Love’s Rose by Percy Bysshe Shelley

I.Hopes, that swell in youthful breasts,Live not through the waste of time!Love’s rose a host of thorns invests,Cold, ungenial is the clime,Where its honours blow. Youth says, ...

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Peter Bell The Third by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Peter Bell The Third by Percy Bysshe Shelley

BY MICHING MALLECHO, Esq.Is it a party in a parlour,Crammed just as they on earth were crammed,Some sipping punch-some sipping tea,But, as you by their faces see,All silent, and ...

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On A Faded Violet by Percy Bysshe Shelley

On A Faded Violet by Percy Bysshe Shelley

I.The odour from the flower is goneWhich like thy kisses breathed on me,The colour from the flower is flownWhich glowed of thee and only thee!II.A shrivelled, lifeless, vacant ...

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When Soft Winds And Sunny Skies by Percy Bysshe Shelley

When Soft Winds And Sunny Skies by Percy Bysshe Shelley

When soft winds and sunny skiesWith the green earth harmonize,And the young and dewy dawn,Bold as an unhunted fawn,Up the windless heaven is gone,--Laugh—for ambushed in the ...

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Queen Mab: Part Iii. by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Queen Mab: Part Iii. by Percy Bysshe Shelley

'Fairy!' the Spirit said,And on the Queen of SpellsFixed her ethereal eyes,'I thank thee. Thou hast givenA boon which I will not resign, and taughtA lesson not to be unlearned. ...

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Faint With Love, The Lady Of The South by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Faint With Love, The Lady Of The South by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Faint with love, the Lady of the SouthLay in the paradise of LebanonUnder a heaven of cedar boughs: the drouthOf love was on her lips, the light was goneOut of her eyes--

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O Thou Immortal Deity by Percy Bysshe Shelley

O Thou Immortal Deity by Percy Bysshe Shelley

O thou immortal deityWhose throne is in the depth of human thought,I do adjure thy power and theeBy all that man may be, by all that he is not,By all that he has been and yet ...

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And That I Walk Thus Proudly Crowned Withal by Percy Bysshe Shelley

And That I Walk Thus Proudly Crowned Withal by Percy Bysshe Shelley

And that I walk thus proudly crowned withalIs that 'tis my distinction, if I fall,I shall not weep out of the vital day,To-morrow dust, nor wear a dull decay.

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Homer’s Hymn To The Earth: Mother Of All by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Homer’s Hymn To The Earth: Mother Of All by Percy Bysshe Shelley

O universal Mother, who dost keepFrom everlasting thy foundations deep,Eldest of things, Great Earth, I sing of thee!All shapes that have their dwelling in the sea,All things ...

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Invocation To Misery by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Invocation To Misery by Percy Bysshe Shelley

I.Come, be happy!—sit near me,Shadow-vested Misery:Coy, unwilling, silent bride,Mourning in thy robe of pride,Desolation—deified! II.Come, be happy!—sit near me:Sad as I may ...

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Here I Sit With My Paper… by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Here I Sit With My Paper… by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Here I sit with my paper, my pen my ink,First of this thing, and that thing,and t'other thing think ,I Then my thoughts come so pell andI mell all into my mind,That the sense or ...

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Feelings Of A Republican On The Fall Of Bonaparte by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Feelings Of A Republican On The Fall Of Bonaparte by Percy Bysshe Shelley

I hated thee, fallen tyrant! I did groan To think that a most unambitious slave, Like thou, shouldst dance and revel on the grave Of Liberty. Thou mightst have built thy throne ...

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Song. Despair by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Song. Despair by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Ask not the pallid stranger's woe,With beating heart and throbbing breast,Whose step is faltering, weak, and slow,As though the body needed rest.--Whose 'wildered eye no object ...

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A Roman’s Chamber by Percy Bysshe Shelley

A Roman’s Chamber by Percy Bysshe Shelley

I.In the cave which wild weeds coverWait for thine aethereal lover,For the pallid moon is waning,O'er the spiral cypress hangingAnd the moon no cloud is staining.II.It was once ...

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Ghasta Or, The Avenging Demon!!! by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Ghasta Or, The Avenging Demon!!! by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Hark! the owlet flaps her wing,In the pathless dell beneath,Hark! night ravens loudly sing,Tidings of despair and death.--Horror covers all the sky, Clouds of darkness blot the ...

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Alas! This Is Not What I Thought Life Was by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Alas! This Is Not What I Thought Life Was by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Alas! this is not what I thought life was.I knew that there were crimes and evil men,Misery and hate, nor did I hope to passUntouched by suffering, through the rugged glen.In ...

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Queen Mab: Part Iv. by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Queen Mab: Part Iv. by Percy Bysshe Shelley

'How beautiful this night! the balmiest sigh,Which vernal zephyrs breathe in evening's ear,Were discord to the speaking quietudeThat wraps this moveless scene. Heaven's ebon ...

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Homer’s Hymn To The Moon by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Homer’s Hymn To The Moon by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Daughters of Jove, whose voice is melody,Muses, who know and rule all minstrelsySing the wide-winged Moon! Around the earth,From her immortal head in Heaven shot forth,Far light ...

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Music And Sweet Poetry by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Music And Sweet Poetry by Percy Bysshe Shelley

How sweet it is to sit and read the talesOf mighty poets and to hear the whileSweet music, which when the attention failsFills the dim pause--

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Despair by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Despair by Percy Bysshe Shelley

And canst thou mock mine agony, thus calmIn cloudless radiance, Queen of silver night?Can you, ye flow'rets, spread your perfumed balmMid pearly gems of dew that shine so ...

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

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

O that a chariot of cloud were mine!Of cloud which the wild tempest weaves in air,When the moon over the ocean’s lineIs spreading the locks of her bright gray hair.O that a ...

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On Leaving London For Wales by Percy Bysshe Shelley

On Leaving London For Wales by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Hail to thee, Cambria! for the unfettered windWhich from thy wilds even now methinks I feel,Chasing the clouds that roll in wrath behind,And tightening the soul's laxest nerves ...

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Evening: Ponte Al Mare, Pisa by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Evening: Ponte Al Mare, Pisa by Percy Bysshe Shelley

I.The sun is set, the swallows are asleep,The bats are flitting fast in the gray air,The slow soft toads out of damp corners creep,And evening’s breath, wandering here and ...

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To Wordsworth by Percy Bysshe Shelley

To Wordsworth by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Poet of Nature, thou hast wept to know That things depart which never may return: Childhood and youth, friendship and love's first glow, Have fled like sweet dreams, leaving ...

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The Triumph Of Life by Percy Bysshe Shelley

The Triumph Of Life by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Swift as a spirit hastening to his task Of glory & of good, the Sun sprang forthRejoicing in his splendour, & the maskOf darkness fell from the awakened Earth.The smokeless ...

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A New National Anthem by Percy Bysshe Shelley

A New National Anthem by Percy Bysshe Shelley

I.God prosper, speed,and save,God raise from England’s graveHer murdered Queen!Pave with swift victoryThe steps of Liberty,Whom Britons own to beImmortal Queen.II.See, she comes ...

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The Question by Percy Bysshe Shelley

The Question by Percy Bysshe Shelley

I dreamed that, as I wandered by the way,Bare Winter suddenly was changed to Spring,And gentle odours led my steps astray,Mixed with a sound of waters murmuringAlong a shelving ...

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A Tale Of Society As It Is: From Facts, 1811 by Percy Bysshe Shelley

A Tale Of Society As It Is: From Facts, 1811 by Percy Bysshe Shelley

I.She was an aged woman, and the yearsWhich she had numbered on her toilsome wayHad bowed her natural powers to decay.She was an aged woman, yet the rayWhich faintly glimmered ...

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Lift Not The Painted Veil Which Those Who Live by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Lift Not The Painted Veil Which Those Who Live by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Lift not the painted veil which those who live Call Life: though unreal shapes be pictured there, And it but mimic all we would believe With colours idly spread,--behind, lurk ...

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