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Notes to the Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

By Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft

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Title: Notes to the Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley  
Author: Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Shelley, M. W. (n.d.). Notes to the Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley. Retrieved from http://cn.ebooklibrary.org/


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Excerpt: THE qualities that struck any one newly introduced to Shelley were, First, a gentle and cordial goodness that animated his intercourse with warm affection and helpful sympathy. The other, the eagerness and ardour with which he was attached to the cause of human happiness and improvement; and the fervent eloquence with which he discussed such subjects. His conversation was marked by its happy abundance, and the beautiful language in which he clothed his poetic ideas and philosophical notions. To defecate life of its misery and its evil was the ruling passion of his soul; he dedicated to it every power of his mind, every pulsation of his heart. He looked on political freedom as the direct agent to effect the happiness of mankind; and thus any new?sprung hope of liberty inspired a joy and an exultation more intense and wild than he could have felt for any personal advantage. Those who have never experienced the workings of passion on general and unselfish subjects cannot understand this; and it must be difficult of comprehension to the younger generation rising around, since they cannot remember the scorn and hatred with which the partisans of reform were regarded some few years ago, nor the persecutions to which they were exposed. He had been from youth the victim of the state of feeling inspired by the reaction of the French Revolution; and believing firmly in the justice and excellence of his views, it cannot be wondered that a nature as sensitive, as impetuous, and as generous as his, should put its whole force into the attempt to alleviate for others the evils of those systems from which he had himself suffered. Many advantages attended his birth; he spurned them all when balanced with what he considered his duties. He was generous to imprudence, devoted to heroism.

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Table of Contents: Notes to The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1 -- Mary W. Shelley, 1 -- Preface BY MRS. SHELLEY, 1 -- TO THE Volume OF POSTHUMOUS POEMS PUBLISHED IN 1824, 4 -- NOTE ON ALASTOR, BY MRS. SHELLEY, 6 -- NOTE ON THE REVOLT OF ISLAM, BY MRS. SHELLEY, 7 -- NOTE ON ROSALIND AND HELEN BY MRS. SHELLEY, 9 -- NOTE BY MRS. SHELLEY, 9 -- NOTE ON PROMETHEUS UNBOUND, BY MRS. SHELLEY, 10 -- NOTE ON THE CENCI, BY MRS. SHELLEY, 13 -- NOTE ON THE MASK OF ANARCHY, BY MRS. SHELLEY, 16 -- NOTE ON PETER BELL THE THIRD, BY MRS. SHELLEY, 16 -- NOTE ON THE WITCH OF ATLAS, BY MRS. SHELLEY, 17 -- NOTE ON OEDIPUS TYRANNUS, BY MRS. SHELLEY, 18 -- NOTE ON HELLAS, BY MRS. SHELLEY, 19 -- NOTE ON THE EARLY POEMS, BY MRS. SHELLEY, 20 -- NOTE ON POEMS OF 1816, BY MRS. SHELLEY, 21 -- NOTE ON POEMS OF 1817, BY MRS. SHELLEY, 22 -- NOTE ON POEMS OF 1818, BY MRS. SHELLEY, 23 -- NOTE ON POEMS OF 1819, BY MRS. SHELLEY, 24 -- NOTE ON POEMS OF 1820, BY MRS. SHELLEY, 24 -- NOTE ON POEMS OF 1821, BY MRS. SHELLEY, 25 -- NOTE ON POEMS OF 1822, BY MRS. SHELLEY, 27

 
 



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