The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley (ed. Hutchinson, 1914)

The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley  (1914) 
by Percy Bysshe Shelley

OXFORD EDITION

THE COMPLETE

POETICAL WORKS

OF

PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY


INCLUDING MATERIALS NEVER BEFORE
PRINTED IN ANY EDITION OF THE POEMS


EDITED WITH TEXTUAL NOTES

BY

THOMAS HUTCHINSON, M.A.

EDITOR OF THE OXFORD WORDSWORTH


The complete poetical works of Percy Bysshe Shelley, including materials never before printed in any edition of the poems pg 7.jpg


HUMPHREY MILFORD

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

LONDON, NEW YORK, TORONTO, MELBOURNE

1914

CONTENTS

PAGE
Editor's Preface iii
Mrs. Shelley's Preface to First Collected Edition, 1839 x
Postscript in Second Edition of 1839 xiii
Mrs. Shelley's Preface to Posthumous Poems, 1824 xiv
The Daemon of the World. A Fragment.
  Part I 1
  Part II 7
Alastor; or, the Spirit of Solitude 14
  Note by Mrs. Shelley 30
The Revolt of Islam. A Poem in Twelve Cantos.
  Preface 32
  Dedication: To Mary —— —— 38
  Canto I 41
  Canto II 54
  Canto III 64
  Canto IV 72
  Canto V 79
  Canto VI 93
  Canto VII 105
  Canto VIII 114
  Canto IX 121
  Canto X 128
  Canto XI 139
  Canto XII 144
  Note by Mrs. Shelley 153
Prince Athanase. A Fragment 156
Rosalind and Helen. A Modern Eclogue 164
  Note by Mrs. Shelley 184
Julian and Maddalo. A Conversation 185
  Note by Mrs. Shelley 199
Prometheus Unbound. A Lyrical Drama in Four Acts.
  Preface 201
  Act I 204
  Act II 223
  Act III 238
  Act IV 250
  Note by Mrs. Shelley 266
The Cenci. A Tragedy in Five Acts.
  Dedication, to Leigh Hunt, Esq 271
  Preface 272
  Act I 276
  Act II 285
  Act III 293
  Act IV 304
  Act V 317
  Note by Mrs. Shelley 331
The Mask of Anarchy 335
  Note by Mrs. Shelley 341
Peter Bell the Third 342
  Note by Mrs. Shelley 357
Letter to Maria Gisborne 358
The Witch of Atlas.
  To Mary 366
  The Witch of Atlas 367
  Note by Mrs. Shelley 382
Oedipus Tyrannus; or. Swellfoot the Tyrant. A Tragedy in Two Acts 384
  Note by Mrs. Shelley 404
Epipsychidion. 405
  Fragments connected with Epipsychidion 419
Adonais. An Elegy on the Death of John Keats.
  Preface 425
  Adonais 427
   Cancelled Passages 439
Hellas. A Lyrical Drama.
  Preface 441
  Prologue 444
  Hellas 448
  Shelley's Notes 473
  Note by Mrs. Shelley 475
Fragments of an Unfinished Drama 477
Charles the First 484
The Triumph of Life 503
   Cancelled opening 516
Early Poems. [1814, 1815.]
  Stanza, written at Bracknell 517
  Stanzas.—April, 1814 517
  To Harriet 518
  To Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin 518
  To ——. 'Yet look on me' 519
  Mutability 519
  On Death 520
  A Summer Evening Churchyard 520
  To ——. 'Oh! there are spirits of the air 521
  To Wordsworth 522
  Feelings of a Republican on the Fall of Bonaparte 522
  Lines: 'The cold earth slept below' 523
  Note on the Early Poems, by Mrs. Shelley 524
Poems written in 1816.
  The Sunset 525
  Hymn to Intellectual Beauty 526
  Mont Blanc 528
  Cancelled Passage of Mont Blanc 531
  Fragment: Home 531
  Fragment of a Ghost Story 531
  Note on Poems of 1816, by Mrs. Shelley 532
Poems written in 1817.
  Marianne's Dream 532
  To Constantia, Singing 535
  The Same: Stanzas I and II 536
  To Constantia 537
  Fragment: To One Singing 537
  A Fragment: To Music 537
  Another Fragment to Music 537
  ‘Mighty Eagle’ 538
  To the Lord Chancellor 538
  To William Shelley 540
  From the Original Draft of the Poem to William Shelley 541
  On Fanny Godwin 542
  Lines: ‘That time is dead for ever’ 542
  Death 542
  Otho 543
  Fragments supposed to be parts of Otho 543
  ‘O that a Chariot of Cloud were mine’ 544
  Fragments:
   To a Friend released from Prison 544
   Satan broken loose 544
   Igniculus Desiderii 545
   Amor Aeternus 545
   Thoughts come and go in Solitude 545
  A Hate-Song 546
  Lines to a Critic 546
  Ozymandias 546
  Note on Poems of 1817, by Mrs. Shelley 547
Poems written in 1818.
  To the Nile 548
  Passage of the Apennines 548
  The Past 549
  To Mary —— 549
  On a Faded Violet 549
Lines written among the Euganean Hills 550
  Scene from Tasso 554
  Song for Tasso 555
  Invocation to Misery 555
Stanzas written in Dejection, near Naples 557
The Woodman and the Nightingale 558
  Marenghi 560
  Sonnet: ‘Lift not the painted veil’ 565
  Fragments:
   To Byron 565
   Apostrophe to Silence 565
   The Lake's Margin 565
   ‘My head is wild with weeping’ 566
   The Vine-Shroud 566
  Note on Poems of 1818, by Mrs. Shelley 566
Poems written in 1819.
  Lines written during the Castlereagh Administration 567
  Song to the Men of England 568
  Similes for two Political Characters of 1819 569
  Fragment: To the People of England 569
  Fragment: ‘What men gain fairly’ 569
  A New National Anthem 570
  Sonnet: England in 1819 570
  An Ode written October, 1819 571
Cancelled Stanza 571
Ode to Heaven 572
Ode to the West Wind 573
An Exhortation 575
The Indian Serenade 575
Cancelled Passage 575
To Sophia [Miss Stacey] 576
To William Shelley, I 576
To William Shelley, II 577
To Mary Shelley, I 577
To Mary Shelley, II 577
On the Medusa of Leonardo da Vinci 577
Love's Philosophy 578
Fragment: ‘Follow to the deep wood's weeds’ 579
The Birth of Pleasure 579
Fragments:
Love the Universe to-day 579
‘A gentle story of two lovers young’ 579
Love's Tender Atmosphere 579
Wedded Souls 580
‘Is it that in some brighter sphere’ 580
Sufficient unto the day 580
‘Ye gentle visitations of calm thought’ 580
Music and Sweet Poetry 581
The Sepulchre of Memory 581
‘When a lover clasps his fairest’ 581
‘Wake the serpent not’ 581
Rain 581
A Tale Untold 581
To Italy 582
Wine of the Fairies 582
A Roman's Chamber 582
Rome and Nature 582
Variation of the Song of the Moon 582
Cancelled Stanza of the Mask of Anarchy 583
Note by Mrs. Shelley 583
Poems written in 1820.
The Sensitive Plant 583
Cancelled Passage 591
A Vision of the Sea 591
The Cloud 595
To a Skylark 596
Ode to Liberty 598
Cancelled Passage 604
To ——. ‘I fear thy kisses, gentle maiden’ 605
Arethusa 605
Song of Proserpine 606
Hymn of Apollo 606
Hymn of Pan 607
The Question 608
The Two Spirits. An Allegory 609
Ode to Naples 610
Autumn: A Dirge 614
The Waning Moon 615
To the Moon 615
Death 616
Liberty 616
Summer and Winter 616
The Tower of Famine 617
An Allegory 618
The World's Wanderers 618
Sonnet: 'Ye hasten to the grave!' 618
Lines to a Reviewer 619
Fragment of a Satire on Satire 619
Good-night 620
Buona Notte 621
Orpheus 621
Fiordispina 624
Time Long Past 626
Fragments:
The Deserts of Dim Sleep 626
'The viewless and invisible consequence' 626
A Serpent-face 627
Death in Life 627
'Such hope, as is the sick despair of good' 627
'Alas! this is not what I thought life was' 627
Milton's Spirit 627
'Unrisen splendour of the brightest sun' 628
Pater Omnipotens 628
To the Mind of Man 628
Note on Poems of 1820, by Mrs. Shelley 629
Poems written in 1821.
Dirge for the Year 630
To Night 630
Time 631
Lines: 'Far, far away' 631
From the Arabic: An Imitation 631
To Emilia Viviani 632
The Fugitives 632
To ——. 'Music, when soft voices die' 633
Song: 'Rarely, rarely, comest thou' 633
Mutability 633
Lines written on hearing the News of the Death of Napoleon 634
Sonnet: Political Greatness 635
The Aziola 636
A Lament 636
Remembrance 637
To Edward Williams 637
To ——. 'One word is too often profaned' 639
To ——. 'When passion's trance is overpast' 639
A Bridal Song 639
Epithalamium 640
Another Version of the Same 640
Love, Hope, Desire, and Fear 641
  Fragments written for Hellas 642
  Fragment: ‘I would not be a king’ 642
  Ginevra 642
  Evening: Ponte al Mare, Pisa 647
  The Boat on the Serchio 648
  Music 651
  Sonnet to Byron 651
  Fragment on Keats 652
  Fragment: ‘Methought I was a billow in the crowd’ 652
  To-morrow 652
  Stanza: ‘If I walk in Autumn’s even’ 652
  Fragments:
   A Wanderer 653
   Life rounded with Sleep 653
   ‘I faint, I perish with my love’ 653
   The Lady of the South 653
   Zephyrus the Awakener 653
   Rain 653
   ‘When soft winds and sunny skies’ 654
   ‘And that I walk thus proudly crowned’ 654
   ‘The rude wind is singing’ 654
   ‘Great Spirit’ 654
   ‘O thou immortal deity’
   The False Laurel and the True 655
   May the Limner 655
   Beauty's Halo 655
   ‘The death knell is ringing’ 655
   ‘I stood upon a heaven-cleaving turret’ 655
  Note on Poems of 1821, by Mrs. Shelley 656
Poems written in 1822.
  The Zucca 658
  The Magnetic Lady to her Patient 660
  Lines: ‘When the lamp is shattered’ 661
  To Jane: The Invitation 661
  To Jane: The Recollection 662
  The Pine Forest of the Cascine near Pisa 663
  With a Guitar, to Jane 665
  To Jane: ‘The keen stars were twinkling’ 666
  A Dirge 667
  Lines written in the Bay of Lerici 667
  Lines: ‘We meet not as we parted’ 667
  The Isle 668
  Fragment: To the Moon 668
  Epitaph 668
  Note on Poems of 1822, by Mrs. Shelley 668
Translations.
  Hymn to Mercury. Translated from the Greek of Homer 673
  Homer's Hymn to Castor and Pollux 692
  Homer's Hymn to the Moon 692
  Homer's Hymn to the Sun 693
  Homer's Hymn to the Earth: Mother of All 693
  Homer's Hymn to Minerva 694
  Homer's Hymn to Venus 695
  The Cyclops: A Satyric Drama. Translated from the Greek of Euripides 696
  Epigrams:
I. To Stella. From the Greek of Plato 712
II. Kissing Helena. From the Greek of Plato 712
III. Spirit of Plato. From the Greek 712
IV. Circumstance. From the Greek 713
  Fragment of the Elegy on the Death of Adonis. From the Greek of Bion 713
  Fragment of the Elegy on the Death of Bion. From the Greek of Moschus 714
  From the Greek of Moschus 714
  Pan, Echo, and the Satyr. From the Greek of Moschus 715
  From Vergil's Tenth Eclogue 715
  The Same 716
  From Vergil's Fourth Georgic 717
  Sonnet. From the Italian of Dante 717
  The First Canzone of the Convito. From the Italian of Dante 718
  Matilda gathering Flowers. From the Pargntorio of Dante 719
  Fragment. Adapted from the Vita Nuova of Dante 721
  Ugolino. Inferno, xxxiii. 22–75, translated by Medwin and corrected by Shelley 721
  Sonnet. From the Italian of Cavalcanti 723
  Scenes from the Mugico Prodigioso. From the Spanish of Calderon 723
  Stanzas from Calderon's Cisma de Inglaterra 739
  Scenes. from the Faust of Goethe 740
Juvenilia.
Queen Mab. A Philosophical Poem.
To Harriet * * * * * 754
Queen Mab 754
Shelley's Notes 791
Note by Mrs. Shelley 825
  Verses on a Cat 829
  Fragment: Omens 830
  Epitaphium [Latin Version of the Epitaph in Gray's Elegy] 830
  In Horologium 830
  A Dialogue 830
  To the Moonbeam 831
  The Solitary 831
  To Death 832
  Love's Rose 833
  Eyes: a Fragment 833
Original Poetry by Victor and Cazire.
I. ‘Here I sit with my paper, my pen and my ink’ 833
II. To Miss —— —— [Harriet Grove] From Miss —— —— [Elizabeth Shelley] 835
III. Song: ‘Cold, cold is the blast’ 836
IV. Song: ‘Come [Harriet]! sweet is the hour’ 837
V. Song: Despair 837
VI. Song: Sorrow 838
  VII. Song: Hope 838
VIII. Song: Translated from the Italian 838
IX. Song: Translated from tbe German 839
X. The Irishman's Song 839
XI. Song: ‘Fierce roars the midnight storm’ 839
XII. Song: To —— [Harriet] 840
XIII. Song: To —— [Harriet] 840
XIV. Saint Edmond's Eve 840
XV. Revenge 842
XVI. Ghasta ; or, The Avenging Demon 844
XVII. Fragment ; or, The Triumph of Conscience 846
Poems from St. Irvyne; or. The Rosicrucian.
I. Victoria 847
II. ‘On the Dark Height of Jura’ 847
III. Sister Rosa. A Ballad 848
IV. St. Irvyne's Tower 849
V. Bereavement 850
VI. The Drowned Lover 850
Posthumous Fragments of Margaret Nicholson
  Advertisement 851
  War 851
  Fragment: Supposed to be an Epithalamium of Francis Ravaillae and Charlotte Corday 853
  Despair 855
  Fragment 855
  The Spectral Horseman 856
  Melody to a Scene of Former Times 857
 Stanza from a Translation of the Marseillaise Hymn 858
 Bigotry's Victim 858
 On an Icicle that clung to the Grass of a Grave 859
 Love 859
 On a Fête at Carlton House: Fragment 860
 To a Star 860
 To Mary, who died in this opinion 860
 A Tale of Society as it is: From Facts. 1811 860
 To the Republicans of North America 862
 To Ireland 863
 On Robert Emmet's Grave 863
 The Retrospect : Cwm Elan, 1812 803
 Fragment of a Sonnet : To Harriet 865
 To Harriet 865
 Sonnet: To a Balloon laden with Knowledge 867
 Sonnet: On launching some Bottles filled with Knowledge into the Bristol Channel 867
 The Devil's Walk 867
 Fragment of a Sonnet: Farewell to North Devon 870
 On leaving London for Wales 870
 The Wandering Jew's Soliloquy 871
 Evening : To Harriet 871
 To Ianthe 871
 Song from the Wandering Jew 872
 Fragment from the Wandering Jew 872
 To the Queen of my Heart 872
Editor’s Notes 873
Bibliographical List of Editions 899
Index of First Lines 904

This work was published before January 1, 1926, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.