The Complete Poetical Works Of Percy Bysshe Shelley (V. 1)

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POSTSCRIPT TO LATER EDITION OF 1839. In revising this new edition, and carefully consulting Shelley's scattered and confused papers, I found a few fragments which had hitherto escaped me, and was enabled to complete a few poems ...
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POSTSCRIPT TO LATER EDITION OF 1839. In revising this new edition, and carefully consulting Shelley's scattered and confused papers, I found a few fragments which had hitherto escaped me, and was enabled to complete a few poems hitherto left unfinished. What at one time escapes the searching eye, dimmed by its own earnestness, becomes clear at a future period. By the aid of a friend, I also present some poems complete and correct which hitherto have been defaced by various mistakes and omissions. It was suggested that the poem To the Queen of my Heart was falsely attributed to Shelley. I certainly find no trace of it among his papers; and, as those of his intimate friends whom I have consulted never heard of it, I omit it. Two poems are added of some length, Swellfoot the Tyrant and Peter Bell the Third. I have mentioned the circumstances under which they were written, in the notes; and need only add that they are conceived in a very different spirit from Shelley's usual compositions. They are specimens of the burlesque and fanciful; but, although they adopt a familiar style and homely imagery, there shine, through the radiance of the poet's imagination, the earnest views and opinions of the politician and the moralist. chapter{Section 4PREFACE BY MRS. SHELLEY TO THE VOLUME OF POSTHUMOUS POEMS, PUBLISHED IN 1824. In nobil sangue vita umile e queta, Ed in alto intelletto un puro core ; Frutto senile insul giovenil fiore, E in aspetto pensoso anima lieta.—Petrarca. It had been my wish, on presenting the public with the Posthumous Poems of Shelley, to have accompanied them by a biographical notice. As it appeared to me that at this moment a narration of the events of my husband's life would come more gracefully from other hands than mine, I applied to Leig...
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  • ISBN-13: 9780217381048
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 8/13/2009
  • Pages: 194
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.41 (d)

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POSTSCRIPT TO LATER EDITION OF 1839. In revising this new edition, and carefully consulting Shelley's scattered and confused papers, I found a few fragments which had hitherto escaped me, and was enabled to complete a few poems hitherto left unfinished. What at one time escapes the searching eye, dimmed by its own earnestness, becomes clear at a future period. By the aid of a friend, I also present some poems complete and correct which hitherto have been defaced by various mistakes and omissions. It was suggested that the poem To the Queen of my Heart was falsely attributed to Shelley. I certainly find no trace of it among his papers; and, as those of his intimate friends whom I have consulted never heard of it, I omit it. Two poems are added of some length, Swellfoot the Tyrant and Peter Bell the Third. I have mentioned the circumstances under which they were written, in the notes; and need only add that they are conceived in a very different spirit from Shelley's usual compositions. They are specimens of the burlesque and fanciful; but, although they adopt a familiar style and homely imagery, there shine, through the radiance of the poet's imagination, the earnest views and opinions of the politician and the moralist chapter{Section 4PREFACE BY MRS. SHELLEY TO THE VOLUME OF POSTHUMOUS POEMS, PUBLISHED IN 1824. In nobil sangue vita umile e quota, Ed in alto intelletto un puro core ; Frutto senile in sul giovenil fiore, E in aspetto pensoso anima lieta.—Petkarca. It had been my wish, on presenting the public with the Posthumous Poems of Shelley, to have accompanied them by a biographical notice. As it appeared to me that at this moment a narration of the events of my husband'slife would come more gracefully from other hands than mine, I applied to Leigh...
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