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  • But I sate silent and alone,
    Wrapped in the mock of mourning weed.
    (Percy Bysshe Shelley, "")

  • Love is free; to promise for ever to love the same woman is not less absurd than to promise to believe the same creed; such a vow in both cases excludes us from all inquiry.
    (Percy Bysshe Shelley)

  • But I am chain'd to Time, and cannot thence depart!
    (Percy Bysshe Shelley, "")

  • His wan eyes
    Gaze on the empty scene as vacantly
    As ocean's moon looks on the moon in heaven.
    (Percy Bysshe Shelley, "")

  • This isle and house are mine, and I have vow'd
    Thee to be lady of the solitude.
    (Percy Bysshe Shelley, "")


  • There was no corn -- in the wide market-place all loathliest things, even human flesh, was sold They weighed it in small scales -- and many a face was fixed in eager horror then his gold the miser brought the tender maid, grown bold through hunger, bared her scorned charms in vain.
    (Percy Bysshe Shelley)

  • Depart not as thy shadow came,
    Depart not -- lest the grave should be,
    Like life and fear, a dark reality.
    (Percy Bysshe Shelley, "")

  • Monarchy is only the string that ties the robber's bundle.
    (Percy Bysshe Shelley)

  • Haste, while the vault of blue Italian day
    Is yet his fitting charnel-roof!
    (Percy Bysshe Shelley, "")

  • Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.
    (Percy Bysshe Shelley)

  • It were as wise to cast a violet into a crucible that you might discover the formal principle of its color and odor, as seek to transfuse from one language into another the creations of a poet. The plant must spring again from its seed, or it will bear no flower -- and this is the burthen of the curse of Babel.
    (Percy Bysshe Shelley)

  • Thou who didst waken from his summer dreams The blue Mediterranean, where he lay, Lull'd by the coil of his crystalline streams Beside a pumice isle in Bai's bay, And saw in sleep old palaces and towers Quivering within the wave's intenser day, All overgrown with azure moss and flowers So sweet, the sense faints picturing them.
    (Percy Bysshe Shelley)

  • The dwelling-place
    Of insects, beasts, and birds, becomes its spoil
    Their food and their retreat for ever gone,
    So much of life and joy is lost.
    (Percy Bysshe Shelley, "")

  • Liquid Peneus was flowing,
    And all dark Temple lay
    In Pelion's shadow, outgrowing
    The light of the dying day,
    Speeded by my sweet pipings.
    (Percy Bysshe Shelley, "")

  • Peter was dull he was at first Dull,oh so dull, so very dull Whether he talked, wrote, or rehearsed, Still with this dulness was he cursed Dull,beyond all conception, dull.
    (Percy Bysshe Shelley)


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