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Percy Bysshe Shelley
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Along with John Keats and Lord George Gordon, Percy Bysshe Shelley was one of the great poets of his time and helped pave the way for a new generation of poets, including Tennyson and Yeats. Born in 1792, Shelley was entranced by the words of radical political writers such as Tom Paine. After moving to Ireland, Shelley began to speak out on politics and religion and published "A Declaratio…

Date of Birth: August 04, 1792
Date of Death: July 08, 1822


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"Love is free; to promise for ever to love the same woman is not less absurd than to promise to believe the same creed; such a vow in both cases excludes us from all inquiry." Percy Bysshe Shelley
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"Familiar acts are beautiful through love." Percy Bysshe Shelley
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"I have drunken deep of joy, And I will taste no other wine tonight" Percy Bysshe Shelley
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"A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds" Percy Bysshe Shelley
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"Life may change, but it may fly not; Hope may vanish, but can die not; Truth be veiled, but still it burneth; Love repulsed, - but it returneth." Percy Bysshe Shelley
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"What 'twas weak to do 'Tis weaker to lament, once being done" Percy Bysshe Shelley
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"Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds." Percy Bysshe Shelley
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"... a wild dissolving bliss Over my frame he breathed, approaching near, And bent his eyes of kindling tenderness Near mine, and on my lips impressed a lingering kiss," Percy Bysshe Shelley
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"Man's yesterday may never be like his morrow; Nought may endure but Mutability." Percy Bysshe Shelley
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"To be omnipotent but friendless is to reign." Percy Bysshe Shelley
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"Music, when soft voices die, Vibrates in the memory; Odors, when sweet violets sicken, Live within the sense they quicken" Percy Bysshe Shelley
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"They learn in suffering what they teach in song" Percy Bysshe Shelley
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"Power, like a desolating pestilence, pollutes whatever it touches." Percy Bysshe Shelley
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"Love is free; to promise for ever to love the same woman is not less absurd than to promise to believe the same creed; such a vow in both cases excludes us from all inquiry" Percy Bysshe Shelley
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"Hail to thee, blithe spirit! Bird thou never wert, That from Heaven, or near it, Pourest thy full heart In profuse strains of unpremeditated art" Percy Bysshe Shelley
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"Obscenity, which is ever blasphemy against the divine beauty in life... is a monster for which the corruption of society forever brings forth new food, which it devours in secret." Percy Bysshe Shelley
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"Teas, Where small talk dies in agonies" Percy Bysshe Shelley
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"The breath of accusation kills an innocent name, and leaves for lame acquittal the poor life, which is a mask without it" Percy Bysshe Shelley
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"The soul's joy lies in doing." Percy Bysshe Shelley
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"Every epoch, under names more or less specious, has deified its peculiar errors." Percy Bysshe Shelley
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"All things are sold: the very light of heaven is venal; earth's unsparing gifts of love, the smallest and most despicable things that lurk in the abysses of the deep, all objects of our life, even life itself, and the poor pittance which the laws allow of liberty, the fellowship of man, those duties which his heart of human love should urge him to perform instinctively, are bought and sold as in a public mart of not disguising selfishness, that sets on each its price, the stamp-mark of her reign." Percy Bysshe Shelley
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