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CHAPTER XI
THE EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURY

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Shelley loved the world, and he longed to have all things pure and beautiful ; but he fancied that the one change needed to bring about this state of purity and beauty was to abolish the laws and the religion in which men believed. It is hard for ordinary mortals to understand his way of looking at matters ; but those who knew him best were convinced of his honesty. Prometheus Unbound is one of his best long poems. He pictures the hero as rebelling against the gods, indeed, but as loving man. The longer works are very beautiful, but there are three or four of his shorter poems that every one loves. One is The Cloud, beginning,

I bring fresh showers for the thirsting flowers,
From the seas and the streams ;
I bring light shade for the leaves when laid
In their noonday dreams.

Another favourite is his Ode to The West Wind, and yet another is To a Skylark :
Hail to thee, blithe spirit
Bird thou never wert
That from heaven or near it
Pourest thy full heart
In profuse strains of unpremeditated art.

There is a wonderful upspringing in this poem ; it hardly seems to touch the ground, but to be made of light and music. In even so earthly a simile as his comparison between the lark and a glow-worm, he lightens and lifts it by a single word :

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