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Shelley Volume 1; The Man and the Poet (Paperback) Loot Price: R367
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Shelley Volume 1; The Man and the Poet (Paperback): Flix Rabbe, Felix Rabbe
Shelley Volume 1; The Man and the Poet (Paperback): Flix Rabbe, Felix Rabbe

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Shelley Volume 1; The Man and the Poet (Paperback)

Flix Rabbe, Felix Rabbe

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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. 1888 Excerpt: ...captive suffering from a severe headache. Eliza left him in her sister's sole company until a late hour of the night. "My poor little friend has been ill," he writes to Hogg; "her sister sent for me the other night. I found her on a Couch, pale; her father is civil to me, very strangely; the sister is too civil by half. She began talking about VAmour. I philosophised, and the youngest said she had such a headache that she could not bear conversation. Her sister then went away, and I stayed till half-past twelve. Her father had a large party below, he invited me; I refused. The two sisters are both very clever, and the youngest (my friend) is amiable. Yesterday she was better; to-day her father compelled her to return to Clapham, whither I have conducted her." On their way thither, Harriet confided to Shelley the persecution she had to endure on his account, and the disdain with which she opposed her schoolfellows' cruelty. It is intelligible that such a confession must have alike inflamed Shelley's hatred of intolerance, and his love for the courageous girl. Shelley's lessons were so fruitful, that the girlfreethinker soon became suspected on account of her advanced ideas, and was shunned by her schoolfellows, who called her an "abandoned wretch." Helen Shelley alone stood by her, and such courageousness delighted her brother, who writes to Hogg: "She would be a divine little scion of infidelity if I could get hold of her.: Helen was then thirteen, and Harriet sixteen. The little poems sent to Hogg at this period are expressive of Shelley's feelings at the time: LOVE. Why is it said thou canst not live In a youthful breast and fair, Since thou eternal life canst give--Canst bloom for ever there--Since withering pain no po...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Flix Rabbe • Felix Rabbe
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 66
ISBN-13: 978-1-231-18077-8
Barcode: 9781231180778
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-231-18077-3

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