Naturalism in English poetry

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byStopford Augustus Brooke

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1920. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX THE POETRY OF SHELLEY Percy Bysshe Shelley was born at Field Place, near Horsham, in Sussex, 4th August, 1792; and little did the world imagine, when he came into it, what a curious being it was going to play with for thirty years. The play was rough, and Shelley in his life got the worst of it. At least, so says the world. For my part, I do not think so. He took and got his own way, and with one exception, he was not so severely punished as those are who choose to have their way. My conclusion is that his way was, on the whole, a very right way, else he would have suffered more. He said all he wished to say, and when the world did not like it he turned his back upon the shores of England, the society of which did not suit him, and which would have mortally damaged him if he had fallen under its evil spell. He lived in a lovely country the life which was best for him, and died, before the weariness of life came upon him in the arms of the sea. There is no regret for him, and his fate; and he himself never complained at what men called his exile. He had chosen his path, and he accepted pleasantly all that went along with it. When the world abused him, he thought of the Love " whose smile kindles the universe," and of which he felt himself a living part. When a man is listening to the music of the spheres, he does not hear the frogs croaking. Yet--it is said that he got the worser part. And certainly, the world did not spare him. He was bullied at Eton; expelled from Oxford for atheism; abused and cast aside by his father; made a most unfortunate marriage with a girl of sixteen, of whose company he wearied, and whom he left; ran away with Mary Godwin, and was only able to marry her when he was overwhelmed with the news that his wife had slain herself; w...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1920. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX THE POETRY OF SHELLEY Percy Bysshe Shelley was born at Field Place, near Horsham, in Sussex, 4th August, 1792; and little ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217024688

ISBN - 13:9780217024686

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