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Percy Bysshe Shelley
(1792-1822) born on
Aug 04
English poet. He is famous for his grandeur, beauty and mastery of language, e.g., "Hymn to Intellectual Beauty," 1816.
         
   
F
The more we study the more we discover our ignorance.

R
Reason respects differences, and imagination the similitudes of things.
A
Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar.
N
Every epoch, under names more or less specious, has deified its peculiar errors.
K
Reviewers, with some rare exceptions, are a most stupid and malignant race. As a bankrupt thief turns thief-taker in despair, so an unsuccessful author turns critic.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Instant Quotation Dictionary," by Donald O. Bolander, 1979.
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: "A Defence of Poetry," 1840.
N: "A Defence of Poetry," 1840.
K: "Adonais," Preface, 1821, first draft, later removed.
   


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