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Percy Bysshe Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley (/ˈpɜrsi ˈbɪʃ ˈʃɛli/; 4 August 1792 – 8 July 1822) was one of the major English Romantic poets and is critically regarded as among the finest lyric poets in the English language. A radical in his poetry as well as his political and social views, Shelley did not achieve fame during his lifetime, but recognition for his poetry grew steadily following his death. Shelley was a key member of a close circle of visionary poets and writers that included Lord Byron; Leigh Hunt; Thomas Love Peacock; and his own second wife, Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein.

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    Spirit of Beauty, that dost consecrate
    With thine own hues all thou dost shine upon
    Of human thought or form,
    Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)

    Power, like a desolating pestilence,
    Pollutes whate’er it touches.
    —Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)

    ‘Or like small gnats and flies, as thick as mist
    On evening marches, thronged about the brow
    Of lawyers, statesmen, priest and theorist;—
    Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)

    Poets are the hierophants of an unapprehended inspiration; the mirrors of the gigantic shadows which futurity casts upon the present; the words which express what they understand not; the trumpets which sing to battle and feel not what they inspire; the influence which is moved not, but moves. Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
    —Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)

    Thou Paradise of exiles, Italy!
    —Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)