The Complete Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley


  • Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • Full Title: The Complete Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley
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  • Matilda Gathering Flowers.
    From the Purgatorio of Dante, Canto 28, Lines 1-51.
    And earnest to explore within — around —
    The divine wood, whose thick green living woof
    Tempered the young day to the sight — I wound
    Up the green slope, beneath the forest’s roof,
    With slow, soft steps leaving the mountain’s steep,
    And sought those inmost labyrinths, motion-proof
    Against the air, that in that stillness deep
    And solemn, struck upon my forehead bare,
    The slow, soft stroke of a continuous…

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