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TO

EDWARD DOWDEN

FOR HIS SERVICE TO THE MEMORY OF

SHELLEY

THIS EDITION IS DEDICATED

6-13.31 298260-3

EDITOR'S NOTE

THE text of this edition is that of the Centenary Edition of Shelley's Poetical Works, 1892, but differs from it by the omission of variant readings and emendations except in cases where the text is acknowledged to be corrupt or of doubtful authority. The only contribution to our knowledge of the sources of the text since 1892 is Professor Zupitza's description of some of the Oxford (formerly Boscombe) MSS., contributed to the Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen, Band XCIV, Heft 1, from which a few corrections have been noted; but for the student of the text the Centenary Edition is indispensable. The Memoir of that Edition is reprinted as the Biographical Sketch, and a condensation of the documentary extracts which in that edition were used to illustrate the history of the poems has been embodied in the Headnotes. The long notes in French and Greek affixed by Shelley to QUEEN MAB have been omitted at the suggestion of the General Editor of the series ; and the Original Poetry of Victor and Cazire, of which a copy was found in 1898, has not been included. The NOTES AND ILLUSTRATIONS have been mainly confined to the more important poems of Shelley, especially ALASTOR, PROMETHEUS UNBOUND, EPIPSYCHIDION, ADONAIS and HELLAS; and they embrace only simple explanations of the text, the principal sources and parallel passages in the poets familiar to Shelley, and such cross-references as seemed to throw light on his ideas and habit of mind, together with a few critical comments ; no attempt has been made to include such information as can be readily obtained from encyclopædias, dictionaries, manuals of mythology, and like works. In this portion of the work the editor has made use of the labors of scholars and critics who have studied particular poems of Shelley, and he takes pleasure in. acknowledging special obligation to ProfessoiAl. Beljame's Alastor, Miss Vida Scudder's Prometheus Unbound, Rossetti's Adonais, and Dr. Richard Ackermann's investigation of these three works and also the EPIPSYCHIDION; the fact that these studies have appeared in the last ten years in France, America, England and Germany indicates the vitality and extent of Shelley's fame.

G. E. W. August, 1901.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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PAGS

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

THE CENCI: A TRAGEDY.

XQUEEN MAB: A PHILOSOPHICAL

INTRODUCTORY NOTE

206

POEM.

DEDICATION TO LEIGH HUNT, Esq. • 208

INTRODUCTORY NOTE .

1

AUTHOR'S PREFACE .

209

To HARRIET *****

2 Аст I

211

QUEEN MAB.

3

Act II.

218

Act III .

224

LASTOR: OR, THE SPIRIT OF SOL-

ACT IV

232

ITUDE.

Аст ү

242

INTRODUCTORY NOTE .

31

ALASTOR

33

THE MASK OF ANARCHY.

INTRODUCTORY NOTE

252

THE REVOLT OF ISLAM,

THE MASK OF ANARCHY

253

INTRODUCTORY NOTE .

43

AUTHOR'S PREFACE .

45

PETER BELL THE THIRD.

TO MARY

49

INTRODUCTORY NOTE

258

CANTO FIRST

51

DEDICATION

. 259

CANTO SECOND

61

PROLOGUE

260

CANTO THIRD

69

PART THE FIRST: DEATH .

260

CANTO FOURTH

74

PART THE SECOND: THE DEVIL

261

CANTO FIFTA

80 PART THE THIRD: HELL

262

CANTO SIXTA

91

PART THE FOURTH: SIN.

264

CANTO SEVENTH

100

PART THE FIFTH: GRACE .

• 265

CANTO EIGHTH

107

PART THE SIXTH: DAMNATION 267

CANTO NINTH

111 PART THE SEVENTH: DOUBLE DAM-

CANTO TENTH

117

NATION

269

CANTO ELEVENTH

120

THE WITCH OF ATLAS.

CANTO TWELFTH .

129

INTRODUCTORY NOTE

271

ROSALIND AND HELEN: A MOD-

To MARY

272

ERN ECLOGUE.

THE WITCH OF ATLAS

. 273

INTRODUCTORY NOTE.

136

EDIPUS TYRANNUS, OR SWELL-

ROSALIND AND HELEN

137 FOOT THE TYRANT: A TRAGEDY.

JULIAN AND MADDALO: A CON-

INTRODUCTORY NOTE .

. 283

VERSATION.

ADVERTISEMENT

284

INTRODUCTORY NOTE

Аст I

151

. 284

Act II.

Author's PREFACE

152

291

JULIAN AND MADDALO

152 EPIPSYCHIDION.

PROMETHEUS UNBOUND: A LYRI-

INTRODUCTORY NOTE .

297

CAL DRAMA.

ADVERTISEMENT

298

EPIPSYCHIDION

• 298

INTRODUCTORY NOTE

160

AUTHOR'S PREFACE

162 ADONAIS: AN ELEGY ON THE

Act I.

165 DEATH OF JOHN KEATS.

Act II.

178 INTRODUCTORY NOTE .

307

Act III

189 AUTHOR'S PREFACE

307

Act IV

• 197

ADONAIS

. 308

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