A pard-like Spirit beautiful and swift — A love in desolation masked — a power Girt round with weakness ; it can scarce uplift The weight of the superincumbent hour. It is a dying lamp, a falling shower, A breaking billow ; — even whilst we speak... Eclectic and Congregational Review - Page 2601858Full view
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Harold Bloom - 1971 - 516 pages
...comes Shelley himself: A pardlike Spirit beautiful and swift — A love in desolation masked; — a Power Girt round with weakness; — it can scarce...withering flower The killing sun smiles brightly: on a cheek The life can burn in blood, even while the heart may break. In his other stanzas of self-description...