Select Poems of Shelley

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... Moon. I hear: I am a leaf shaken by theel Demogorgon. Ye kings of suns and stars, Daemons and Gods, yEtherial Dominations, who possess 53o Elysian, windless, fortunate abodes Beyond Heaven's constellated wilderness: A VOICE from above. Our great Republic hears, we are bless'd, and bless. Demogorgon. Ye happy dead, whom beams of brightest verse Are clouds to hide, not colours to portray, 535 Whether your nature is that universe Which once ye saw and suffered--A VOICE from beneath. Or as they Whom we have left, we change and pass away. Demogorgon. Ye elemental Genii, who have homes From man's high mind even to the central stone 54 Of sullen lead; from Heaven's star-fretted domes To the dull weed some sea-worm battens on: A Confused Voice. We hear: thy words waken Oblivion. Demogorgon. Spirits, whose homes are flesh: ye beasts and birds, Ye worms, and fish; ye living leaves and buds; 545 Lightning and wind; and ye untameable herds, Meteors and mists, which throng air's solitudes: A Voice. Thy voice to us is wind among still woods. Demogorgon. Man, who wert once a despot and a slave; A dupe and a deceiver; a decay; 550 A traveller from the cradle to the grave Through the dim night of this immortal day: All. Speak: thy strong words may never pass away. Demogorgon. This is the day, which down the void abysm At the Earth-born's spell yawns for Heaven's despotism, 555 And Conquest is dragged captive through the deep: Love, from its awful throne of patient power In the wise heart, from the last giddy hour Of dead endurance, from the slippery, steep, And narrow verge of crag-like agony, springs 560 And folds over the world its healing wings. Gentleness, Virtue, Wisdom, and Endurance, These are the seals of that most firm assurance Which bars the pit over...show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236654196
  • 9781236654199