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Shelley: “To A Skylark”

Portrait of Shelley, by Alfred Clint (1829)

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 – 1822) was one of the major English Romantic poets, and is regarded as one the best and most influential lyric poets in the English language. Shelley wasn’t famous during his lifetime, but recognition of his poetry grew steadily after his death. He drowned in a storm on the Gulf of Spezia in his sailing boat, just before his 30th birthday. Continue reading Shelley: “To A Skylark”