The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley. Edited with a Memoir by H. Buxton Forman Volume 4

The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley. Edited with a Memoir by H. Buxton Forman Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... Like gentle rains, on the dry plains, Making that green which late was grey, Or like the sudden moon, that stains Some gloomy chamber's window panes. With a broad light like day. xv. For language was in Peter's hand, Like clay, while he was yet a potter; And he made songs for all the land, Sweet both to feel and understand, As pipkins late to mountain Cotter. xvr. And Mr., the bookseller, Gave twenty pounds for some;--then scorning A footman's yellow coat to wear, Peter, too proud of heart, I fear, Instantly gave the Devil warning. xvn. 'Whereat the Devil took offence, And swore in his soul a great oath then, " That for his damned impertinence, He'd bring him to a proper sense Of what was due to gentlemen!"--'If to the Arab, as the Briton, 'Twas galling to be critic-bitten: --The Devil to Peter wished no worse. II. When Peter's next new book found vent, The Devil to all the first Reviews A copy of it slily sent, ' With five-pound note as compliment, And this short notice--" Pray abuse." 111. Then seriatim, month and quarter, Appeared such mad tirades.--One said---" Peter seduced Mrs. Foy's daughter, Then drowned the mother in Ullswater, The last thing as he went to bed." iv. Another--" Let him shave his head! Where's Dr. Willis?--Or is he joking? What does the rascal mean or hope, N o longer imitating Pope, In that barbarian Shakespeare poking?" v. One more, " Is incest not enough? And must there be adultery too? Grace after meat? Miscreant and Liar!' Thief! Blackguard! Scoundrel! Fool! Hell-fire Is twenty times too good for you. vr1. "By that last book of yours WE think You've double damned yourself to scorn; We warned you...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236975863
  • 9781236975867