|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|Percy Bysshe Shelley. (17921822) (continued)|
| The moon of Mahomet|
Arose, and it shall set;
While, blazoned as on heavens immortal noon,
The cross leads generations on.
| Hellas. Line 221.|
| The worlds great age begins anew,|
The golden years return,
The earth doth like a snake renew
Her winter weeds outworn.
| Hellas. Line 1060.|
| What! alive, and so bold, O earth?|
| Written on hearing the News of the Death of Napoleon.|
| All love is sweet,|
Given or returned. Common as light is love,
And its familiar voice wearies not ever.
. . . . . .
They who inspire it most are fortunate,
As I am now; but those who feel it most
Are happier still. 1
| Prometheus Unbound. Act ii. Sc. 5.|
| Those who inflict must suffer, for they see|
The work of their own hearts, and this must be
Our chastisement or recompense.
| Julian and Maddalo. Line 482.|
| Most wretched men|
Are cradled into poetry by wrong:
They learn in suffering what they teach in song. 2
| Julian and Maddalo. Line 544.|
| I could lie down like a tired child,|
And weep away the life of care
Which I have borne, and yet must bear.
| Stanzas written in Dejection, near Naples. Stanza 4.|
| Peter was dull; he was at first|
Dull,oh so dull, so very dull!
Whether he talked, wrote, or rehearsed,
Still with this dulness was he cursed!
Dull,beyond all conception, dull.
| Peter Bell the Third. Part vii. xi.|