Shelley Memorials: From Authentic Sources
"The letter to Lord Ellenborough [pp. 29-37] has never before been published....the fragmentary Essay on Christianity, published at the end of this volume, was found amonst Shelley's papers." p. vi.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
answer appeared arrived beautiful become believe called cause character child considered contains copy course DEAR DEAR SIR death delighted desire effect England existence express father feel Gisborne give Godwin gone hand happy hear heard heart hope human Hunt imagination interest Italy Jesus Christ kind less letter live London looked Lord Byron mankind manner means mind months moral nature never night object once opinions pain passed perhaps person Pisa poem poet possess present printed production publication published reason received regard remain respect seemed seen sent Shelley Shelley's society soon spirit suffering things thought tion Trelawny true truth universal walk whole wish write written wrote young
Page 96 - Yet now despair itself is mild, Even as the winds and waters are; I could lie down like a tired child, And weep away the life of care Which I have borne and yet must bear, Till death like sleep might steal on me, And I might feel in the warm air My cheek grow cold, and hear the sea Breathe o'er my dying brain its last monotony.
Page 94 - I played; A lovelier toy sweet Nature never made, A serious, subtle, wild, yet gentle being, Graceful without design and unforeseeing, With eyes — Oh speak not of her eyes! — which seem Twin mirrors of Italian Heaven, yet gleam With such deep meaning, as we never see But in the human countenance...
Page 288 - And all that believed were together, and had all things common, and sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need ; and they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, praising God, and having favour with all the people.
Page 86 - Yet, after all, I cannot but be conscious, in much of what I write, of an absence of that tranquillity which is the attribute and accompaniment of power.
Page 7 - I do remember well the hour which burst My spirit's sleep. A fresh May-dawn it was, When I walked forth upon the glittering grass, And wept, I knew not why : until there rose From the near schoolroom voices that, alas! Were but one echo from a world of woes — The harsh and grating strife of tyrants and of foes.
Page 257 - Christ, unites all the attributes which these denominations contain, and is the [interpoint] and over-ruling Spirit of all the energy and wisdom included within the circle of existing things. It is important to observe that the author of the Christian system had a conception widely differing from the gross imaginations of the vulgar relatively to the ruling Power of the universe. He everywhere represents this Power as something mysteriously and inimitably pervading the frame of things.
Page 77 - Eldon, an ermined gown; His big tears, for he wept well, Turned to mill-stones as they fell. And the little children, who Round his feet played to and fro, Thinking every tear a gem, Had their brains knocked out by them.
Page 276 - Think not that I am come to destroy the law, and the prophets : I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
Page 53 - I have not seen this production for several years. I doubt not but that it is perfectly worthless in point of literary composition ; and that, in all that concerns moral and political speculation, as well as in the subtler discriminations of metaphysical and religious doctrine, it is still more crude and immature.