Who is Percy Bysshe Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley (/bɪʃ/ (listen) BISH;[citation needed] 4 August 1792 – 8 July 1822) was one of the major English Romantic poets, who is regarded by some as among the finest lyric and philosophical poets in the English language, and one of the most influential. A radical in his poetry as well as in his political and social views, Shelley did not see fame during his lifetime, but recognition of his achievements in poetry grew steadily following his death. Shelley was a key member of a close circle of visionary poets and writers that included Lord ...
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Earth 154 Sweet 140 Spirit 140 I Love You 131 Love 131 Soul 117 Cold 112 Light 108 Wild 106 Bright 105


Percy Bysshe Shelley Quotes

  • We look before and after, And pine for what is not Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.
  • A man, to be greatly good, must magine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and in many others; the pains and pleasures of his species must become his own.
  • Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.
  • History is a cyclic poem written by Time upon the memories of man.
  • I love tranquil solitude And such society As is quiet, wise, and good.
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  • Citrushistrix: "to ——" ("oh! there are spirits of the air") by percy bysshe shelley. 2/3 of the cards of this set have random lines of poetry and it's all incongruously melancholy in tone, so i suspect a designer was having a little fun.
  • Yanzhou77: so banks could use it to study the chinese plants and instruct other sources to collect the plants for him. lind knew the chinese enough to read and communicate with the locals. later in his life, he taught percy bysshe shelley at eton and became familiar with shelley's family.
  • Cagriuluger: on death - percy bysshe shelley
  • Luvrainydaze: our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought. ~percy bysshe shelley
  • Suzzzyalllen: a weird sound design/poetry/music hybrid, i don’t know what to call it but it’s ozymandias by percy bysshe shelley, with some added flair. also i used my voice for this one, which for me (who still gets nervous ordering big macs in the mcdonald's drive thru) is a big deal
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Seraphita
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Come not before me now, O visionary face!
Me tempest-tost, and borne along life's passionate sea;
Troublous and dark and stormy though my passage be;
Not here and now may we commingle or embrace,
Lest the loud anguish of the waters should efface
The bright illumination of thy memory,
Which dominates the night; rest, far away from me,
In the serenity of thine abiding-place!
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