Relics of Shelley by Percy Bysshe ShelleyRelics of Shelley by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Relics of Shelley

byPercy Bysshe 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.1862 Excerpt: ... LETTERS, WRITTEN DURING A RESIDENCE OP THREE MONTHS IN THE ENVIRONS OF GENEVA, IN THE SUMMER OF THE YEAR 1816. 'LETTER L Hotel de SScheron, Geneva, May 17, 1816. We arrived at Paris on the 8th of this month, and were detained two days for the purpose of obtaining the various signatures necessary to our passports, the French government having become much more circumspect since the escape of Lavalette. We had no letters of introduction, or any friend in that city, and were therefore confined to our hotel, where we were obliged to hire apartments for the week, although when we first arrived, we expected to be detained one night only; for in Paris there are no houses where you can be accommodated with apartments by the day. The manners of the French are interesting, although less attractive, at least to Englishmen, than before the last invasion of the Allies: the discontent and sullenness of their minds perpetually betrays itself. Nor is it wonderful that they should regard the subjects of a government which fills their country with hostile garrisons, and sustains a detested dynasty on the throne, with an acrimony and indignation of which that government alone is the proper object. This feeling is honourable to the French, and encouraging to all those of every nation in Europe who have a fellow feeling with the oppressed, and who cherish an unconquerable hope that the cause of liberty must at length prevail. Our route after Paris, as far as Troyes, lay through the same uninteresting tract of country which we had traversed on foot nearly two years before; but on quitting Troyes we left the road leading to Neufchatel, to follow that which was to conduct us to Geneva. We entered Dijon on the third evening after our departure from Paris, and passing through Dole, a...

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Title:Relics of ShelleyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217982387

ISBN - 13:9780217982382

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