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The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Note On The 'Revolt Of Islam', By Mrs. Shelley The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Note On The "Revolt Of Islam", By Mrs. Shelley

The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Note On The 'Revolt Of Islam', By Mrs. Shelley
Shelley possessed two remarkable qualities of intellect--a brilliant imagination, and a logical exactness of reason. His inclinations led him (he fancied) almost alike to poetry and metaphysical discussions. I say 'he fancied,' because I believe the former to have been paramount, and that it would have gained the mastery even had he struggled against it. However, he said that he deliberated at one time whether he should dedicate himself to poetry or metaphysics; and, resolving on the former, he educated himself for it, discarding in a great measure his philosophical pursuits, and engaging himself in the study of the poets of... Poems - Post by : crochet50 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Percy Bysshe Shelley - Read : 3071

The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Canto 12 The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Canto 12

The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Canto 12
1.The transport of a fierce and monstrous gladness _4450Spread through the multitudinous streets, fast flyingUpon the winds of fear; from his dull madnessThe starveling waked, and died in joy; the dying,Among the corpses in stark agony lying,Just heard the happy tidings, and in hope _4455Closed their faint eyes; from house to house replyingWith loud acclaim, the living shook Heaven's cope,And filled the startled Earth with echoes: morn did ope2.Its pale eyes then; and lo! the long... Poems - Post by : jonnydd - Date : May 2012 - Author : Percy Bysshe Shelley - Read : 3491

The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Canto 11 The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Canto 11

The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Canto 11
1.She saw me not--she heard me not--alone _4225Upon the mountain's dizzy brink she stood;She spake not, breathed not, moved not--there was thrownOver her look, the shadow of a moodWhich only clothes the heart in solitude,A thought of voiceless depth;--she stood alone, _4230Above, the Heavens were spread;--below, the floodWas murmuring in its caves;--the wind had blownHer hair apart, through which her eyes and forehead shone.2.A cloud was hanging o'er the western mountains;Before its blue... Poems - Post by : russault - Date : May 2012 - Author : Percy Bysshe Shelley - Read : 3216

The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Canto 10 The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Canto 10

The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Canto 10
1.Was there a human spirit in the steed,That thus with his proud voice, ere night was gone,He broke our linked rest? or do indeed _3795All living things a common nature own,And thought erect an universal throne,Where many shapes one tribute ever bear?And Earth, their mutual mother, does she groanTo see her sons contend? and makes she bare _3800Her breast, that all in peace its drainless stores may share?2.I... Poems - Post by : egiftmall - Date : May 2012 - Author : Percy Bysshe Shelley - Read : 3039

The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Canto 9 The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Canto 9

The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Canto 9
1.'That night we anchored in a woody bay,And sleep no more around us dared to hover _3470Than, when all doubt and fear has passed away,It shades the couch of some unresting lover,Whose heart is now at rest: thus night passed overIn mutual joy:--around, a forest grewOf poplars and dark oaks, whose shade did cover _3475The waning stars pranked in the waters blue,And trembled in the wind which from the morning flew.2.'The joyous Mariners, and each free... Poems - Post by : DukeOfURL - Date : May 2012 - Author : Percy Bysshe Shelley - Read : 2659

The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Canto 8 The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Canto 8

The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Canto 8
1.'I sate beside the Steersman then, and gazingUpon the west, cried, "Spread the sails! Behold! _3200The sinking moon is like a watch-tower blazingOver the mountains yet;--the City of GoldYon Cape alone does from the sight withhold;The stream is fleet--the north breathes steadilyBeneath the stars; they tremble with the cold! _3205Ye cannot rest upon the dreary sea!--Haste, haste to the warm home of happier destiny!"2.'The Mariners obeyed--the Captain stoodAloof, and, whispering to the Pilot, said,"Alas, alas! I fear we are pursued... Poems - Post by : derekc - Date : May 2012 - Author : Percy Bysshe Shelley - Read : 2565

The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Canto 7 The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Canto 7

The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Canto 7
1.So we sate joyous as the morning ray _2830Which fed upon the wrecks of night and stormNow lingering on the winds; light airs did playAmong the dewy weeds, the sun was warm,And we sate linked in the inwoven charmOf converse and caresses sweet and deep, _2835Speechless caresses, talk that might disarmTime, though he wield the darts of death and sleep,And those thrice mortal... Poems - Post by : Tony_Robinson - Date : May 2012 - Author : Percy Bysshe Shelley - Read : 2266

The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Canto 6 The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Canto 6

The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Canto 6
1.Beside the dimness of the glimmering sea, _2335Weaving swift language from impassioned themes,With that dear friend I lingered, who to meSo late had been restored, beneath the gleamsOf the silver stars; and ever in soft dreamsOf future love and peace sweet converse lapped _2340Our willing fancies, till the pallid beamsOf the last watchfire fell, and darkness wrappedThe waves, and each bright chain of floating fire was snapped;2.And till we came even to the City's... Poems - Post by : Adrnin - Date : May 2012 - Author : Percy Bysshe Shelley - Read : 1192

The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Canto 5 The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Canto 5

The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Canto 5
1.Over the utmost hill at length I sped, _1720A snowy steep:--the moon was hanging lowOver the Asian mountains, and outspreadThe plain, the City, and the Camp below,Skirted the midnight Ocean's glimmering flow;The City's moonlit spires and myriad lamps, _1725Like stars in a sublunar sky did glow,And fires blazed far amid the scattered camps,Like springs of flame, which burst where'er swift Earthquake stamps.2.All slept but those in watchful arms... Poems - Post by : Bobio - Date : May 2012 - Author : Percy Bysshe Shelley - Read : 3389

The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Canto 4 The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Canto 4

The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Canto 4
1.The old man took the oars, and soon the barkSmote on the beach beside a tower of stone; _1415It was a crumbling heap, whose portal darkWith blooming ivy-trails was overgrown;Upon whose floor the spangling sands were strown,And rarest sea-shells, which the eternal flood,Slave to the mother of the months, had thrown _1420Within the walls of that gray tower, which stoodA changeling of man's art nursed amid Nature's brood.2.When the old man his boat had anchored,He... Poems - Post by : tim2003 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Percy Bysshe Shelley - Read : 711

The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Canto 3 The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Canto 3

The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Canto 3
1.What thoughts had sway o'er Cythna's lonely slumberThat night, I know not; but my own did seemAs if they might ten thousand years outnumber _1110Of waking life, the visions of a dreamWhich hid in one dim gulf the troubled streamOf mind; a boundless chaos wild and vast,Whose limits yet were never memory's theme:And I lay struggling as its whirlwinds passed, _1115Sometimes for rapture sick, sometimes for pain aghast.2.Two hours, whose mighty circle did embraceMore time than might make... Poems - Post by : atmytv - Date : May 2012 - Author : Percy Bysshe Shelley - Read : 3194

The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Canto 2 The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Canto 2

The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Canto 2
1.The starlight smile of children, the sweet looksOf women, the fair breast from which I fed,The murmur of the unreposing brooks,And the green light which, shifting overhead, _670Some tangled bower of vines around me shed,The shells on the sea-sand, and the wild flowers,The lamp-light through the rafters cheerly spread,And on the twining flax--in life's young hoursThese sights and sounds did nurse my spirit's folded powers. 2.In Argolis, beside the echoing sea,Such impulses within my mortal frameArose, and they were dear to memory,Like tokens of the dead:--but others cameSoon, in... Poems - Post by : bigincome - Date : May 2012 - Author : Percy Bysshe Shelley - Read : 3230

The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Canto 1 The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Canto 1

The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Canto 1
1.When the last hope of trampled France had failedLike a brief dream of unremaining glory,From visions of despair I rose, and scaledThe peak of an aerial promontory, _130Whose caverned base with the vexed surge was hoary;And saw the golden dawn break forth, and wakenEach cloud, and every wave:--but transitoryThe calm; for sudden, the firm earth was shaken,As if by the last wreck its frame were overtaken. _1352.So as I... Poems - Post by : jhamlin - Date : May 2012 - Author : Percy Bysshe Shelley - Read : 2928

The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Dedication: To Mary -- -- The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Dedication: To Mary -- --

The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Dedication: To Mary -- --
DEDICATIONThere is no danger to a man that knowsWhat life and death is: there's not any lawExceeds his knowledge; neither is it lawfulThat he should stoop to any other law.--CHAPMAN.TO MARY -- --.1.So now my summer-task is ended, Mary,And I return to thee, mine own heart's home;As to his Queen some victor Knight of Faery,Earning bright spoils for her enchanted dome;Nor thou disdain, that ere my fame become _5A star among the stars of mortal night,If it indeed may cleave its natal gloom,Its doubtful promise... Poems - Post by : cgward - Date : May 2012 - Author : Percy Bysshe Shelley - Read : 3508

The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Preface The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Preface

The Revolt Of Islam: A Poem In 12 Cantos - Preface
THE REVOLT OF ISLAM: A POEM IN TWELVE CANTOS Osais de Broton ethnos aglaiais aptomesthaperainei pros eschatonploon nausi d oute pezos ion an euroises Uperboreon agona thaumatan odon.Pind. Pyth. x.(Composed in the neighbourhood of Bisham Wood, near Great Marlow, Bucks, 1817 (April-September 23); printed, with title (dated 1818), "Laon and Cythna; or, The Revolution of the Golden City: A Vision of the Nineteenth Century", October, November, 1817, but suppressed, pending revision, by the publishers, C & J. Ollier. (A few copies had got out, but these were recalled, and some recovered.) Published, with a fresh title-page and twenty-seven cancel-leaves, as "The... Poems - Post by : pauli - Date : May 2012 - Author : Percy Bysshe Shelley - Read : 719

Prometheus Unbound: A Lyrical Drama In Four Acts - Act 4 - Scene 4.1 Prometheus Unbound: A Lyrical Drama In Four Acts - Act 4 - Scene 4.1

Prometheus Unbound: A Lyrical Drama In Four Acts - Act 4 - Scene 4.1
SCENE 4.1:A PART OF THE FOREST NEAR THE CAVE OF PROMETHEUS.PANTHEA AND IONE ARE SLEEPING: THEY AWAKEN GRADUALLY DURING THE FIRST SONG.VOICE OF UNSEEN SPIRITS:The pale stars are gone!For the sun, their swift shepherd,To their folds them compelling,In the depths of the dawn,Hastes, in meteor-eclipsing array, and the flee _5Beyond his blue dwelling,As fawns flee the leopard.But where are ye?(A TRAIN OF DARK FORMS AND SHADOWS PASSES BY CONFUSEDLY, SINGING.)Here, oh, here:We bear the bier... Plays - Post by : Jeff_Carter - Date : May 2012 - Author : Percy Bysshe Shelley - Read : 3086

Prometheus Unbound: A Lyrical Drama In Four Acts - Act 3 - Scene 3.4 Prometheus Unbound: A Lyrical Drama In Four Acts - Act 3 - Scene 3.4

Prometheus Unbound: A Lyrical Drama In Four Acts - Act 3 - Scene 3.4
SCENE 3.4:A FOREST. IN THE BACKGROUND A CAVE.PROMETHEUS, ASIA, PANTHEA, IONE, AND THE SPIRIT OF THE EARTH.IONE:Sister, it is not earthly: how it glidesUnder the leaves! how on its head there burnsA light, like a green star, whose emerald beamsAre twined with its fair hair! how, as it moves,The splendour drops in flakes upon the grass! _5Knowest thou it?PANTHEA:It is the delicate spiritThat guides the earth through heaven. From afarThe populous constellations call that lightThe loveliest of the planets; and sometimesIt floats along the spray of the salt sea,... Plays - Post by : David_Thompson - Date : May 2012 - Author : Percy Bysshe Shelley - Read : 2535

Prometheus Unbound: A Lyrical Drama In Four Acts - Act 3 - Scene 3.3 Prometheus Unbound: A Lyrical Drama In Four Acts - Act 3 - Scene 3.3

Prometheus Unbound: A Lyrical Drama In Four Acts - Act 3 - Scene 3.3
SCENE 3.3:CAUCASUS.PROMETHEUS, HERCULES, IONE, THE EARTH, SPIRITS, ASIA,AND PANTHEA, BORNE IN THE CAR WITH THE SPIRIT OF THE HOUR.HERCULES UNBINDS PROMETHEUS, WHO DESCENDS.HERCULES:Most glorious among Spirits, thus doth strengthTo wisdom, courage, and long-suffering love,And thee, who art the form they animate,Minister like a slave.PROMETHEUS:Thy gentle wordsAre sweeter even than freedom long desired _5And long delayed.Asia, thou light of life,Shadow of beauty unbeheld: and ye,Fair sister nymphs, who made long years of painSweet to remember, through your love and care:Henceforth we will not part. There is a cave,... Plays - Post by : ianb4info - Date : May 2012 - Author : Percy Bysshe Shelley - Read : 1616

Prometheus Unbound: A Lyrical Drama In Four Acts - Act 3 - Scene 3.2 Prometheus Unbound: A Lyrical Drama In Four Acts - Act 3 - Scene 3.2

Prometheus Unbound: A Lyrical Drama In Four Acts - Act 3 - Scene 3.2
SCENE 3.2:THE MOUTH OF A GREAT RIVER IN THE ISLAND ATLANTIS.OCEAN IS DISCOVERED RECLINING NEAR THE SHORE;APOLLO STANDS BESIDE HIM.OCEAN:He fell, thou sayest, beneath his conqueror's frown?APOLLO:Ay, when the strife was ended which made dimThe orb I rule, and shook the solid stars,The terrors of his eye illumined heavenWith sanguine light, through the thick ragged skirts _5Of the victorious darkness, as he fell:Like the last glare of day's red agony,Which, from a rent among the fiery clouds,Burns far along the tempest-wrinkled deep.OCEAN:He sunk to the abyss? To the dark void?... Plays - Post by : ragstoriches - Date : May 2012 - Author : Percy Bysshe Shelley - Read : 2304

Prometheus Unbound: A Lyrical Drama In Four Acts - Act 3 - Scene 3.1 Prometheus Unbound: A Lyrical Drama In Four Acts - Act 3 - Scene 3.1

Prometheus Unbound: A Lyrical Drama In Four Acts - Act 3 - Scene 3.1
SCENE 3.1:HEAVEN.JUPITER ON HIS THRONE; THETIS AND THE OTHER DEITIES ASSEMBLED.JUPITER:Ye congregated powers of heaven, who shareThe glory and the strength of him ye serve,Rejoice! henceforth I am omnipotent.All else had been subdued to me; aloneThe soul of man, like unextinguished fire, _5Yet burns towards heaven with fierce reproach, and doubt,And lamentation, and reluctant prayer,Hurling up insurrection, which might makeOur antique empire insecure, though builtOn eldest faith, and hell's coeval, fear; _10And though my... Plays - Post by : tigerdk1 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Percy Bysshe Shelley - Read : 1784