Percy Bysshe Shelley

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Percy Bysshe Shelley

England 1792 – 1822

Comments: Poet, Romantic; Goth; Vegetarian;

Teachers: Thomas Taylor; William Wordsworth;

Students: Robert Browning; Leigh Hunt; Lee Morgan, 2016;

Friends: Lord Byron AKA George Gordon Byron; Mary Wollstonecraft (Shelly), 2nd wife, author of Frankenstein; Oscar Wilde; Thomas Hardy; George Bernard Shaw; Bertrand Russell; W.B. Yeats; Karl Marx, Upton Sinclair; Isadora Duncan; Henry David Thoreau; Harriet Westbrook, 1st wife; John Keats;



Author: poetry; Ozymandias; Ode to the West Wind; To a Skylark; Music; When Soft Voices Die; The Cloud ; The Masque of Anarchy; Queen Mab (aka The Daemon of the World); Alastor, or The Spirit of Solitude; The Revolt of Islam; Adonaïs; the unfinished work The Triumph of Life; the visionary verse dramas The Cenci (1819); Prometheus Unbound (1820); "The Necessity of Atheism"; St. Irvyne; or, The Rosicrucian, 1810; Hymn to Intellectual Beauty; Laon and Cythna; or, The Revolution of the Golden City; Julian and Maddalo; "A Vindication of Natural Diet" (1813) and "On the Vegetable System of Diet"; The Wandering Jew (published 1877);

Quotes: I met a traveler from an antique land Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things, The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed. And on the pedestal these words appear: `My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings: Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!' Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare, The lone and level sands stretch far away". Ozymandias

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