The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley Volume 3

The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...not in the slumbering air, and borne In circles quaint, and ever changing dance, 28O Like winged stars the fire-flies flash and glance, Pale in the 02)en moonshine, but each one Under the dark trees seems a little sun, A meteor tamed; a fixed star gone astray From the silver regions of the milky way;--285 Afar the Contadino's song is heard, Rude, but made sweet by distance--and a bird Which cannot be the4 Nightingale, and yet I know none else that sings so sweet as it At this late hour;--and then all is still----2o0 Now Italy or London, which you will! Next winter you must pass with me; I'll have 1 So in all editions: in the transcript, besides.-This couplet is not in the transcript, the Posthumous Poems, or the first edition of 1839; but was first given in the second edition of 1839. 3 In previous editions, who: in the transcript, that, --a manifest improvement in gramtnar and euphony. In all previous editions, abut the in the transcript. My house by that time turned into a grave Of dead despondence and low-thoughted care, And all the dreams which our tormentors are; a- Oh! that Hunt, Hogg, Peacock and Smith were there,1 With every tiling belonging to them fair!--We will have books, Spanish, Italian, Greek; And ask one week to make another week 1 Although these names are in both the available MSS., I do not feel absolutely satisfied that Shelley meant the line to stand thus ineuphoniously when he sent Mrs. Gisborne the letter, which I suspect Mrs. Shelley re-transcribed for the Posthumous Poems. The exact form in which the line appears in that volume is Oh that H and were there, and I cannot agree with Mr. Rossetti that this reading indicates three persons, though as he prints the line, with some commas of his own introducing, Oh, that...
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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236598148
  • 9781236598141