I am afraid you are a female Shelley
," he replied; "and as such, you really drive me to become your partner in order to protect you.
This poet was called Percy Bysshe Shelley, and of him I am going to tell you something in this chapter.
On the 4th of August, 1792, Percy Bysshe Shelley was born at Field Place, near the village of Warnham, in Sussex.
Shelley was very brave and never afraid of anything except what was base and low.
Very early Shelley began to publish poetry, but most of it was not worthy of a truly great poet.
We love and understand the song of the skylark better for having heard Shelley sing of it.
The ideas of the Revolution touched him as they had touched Byron and Wordsworth, and although Wordsworth turned away from them disappointed, Shelley held on hopefully.
Shelley believed when he wrote the poem that Keats had been done to death by the cruel criticisms of his poems, that he had died of a broken heart, because the world neither understood nor sympathized with his poetry.
In it, Shelley calls upon everything, upon every thought and feeling, upon all poets, to weep for the loss of Adonais.
So Shelley himself had written in the preface to Adonais.
Beneath these words are some lines from the Tempest which Shelley had loved--
Poems of Shelley, selected and arranged for use in schools, by E.
The pale and youthful father of a family, with the face of Shelley, who wrote vaudeville turns for a living and blank verse tragedies and sonnet cycles for the despair of managers and publishers, hid himself in a concrete cell with three-foot walls, so piped, that, by turning a lever, the whole structure spouted water upon the impending intruder.
Shelley, who wrote vaudeville turns in the concrete cell, was a chronic pessimist.