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Shelley

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  1. Mary Woll·stone·craft (Godwin) [woo l-stuh n-kraft, -krahft] /ˈwʊl stənˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft/, 1797–1851, English author (wife of Percy Bysshe Shelley).
  2. Percy Bysshe [bish] /bɪʃ/, 1792–1822, English poet.
  3. a male or female given name.
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  • This is probably a historical fact, and Shelley had to make the best of it.

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  • The effects of this proceeding upon Shelley may be easily imagined.

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  • Few men have been more misunderstood or misrepresented than Shelley.

    A Dish Of Orts

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  • In illustration of what we mean, take a passage from the poet Shelley.

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  • Keats and Shelley had the good fortune to die in the fulness of their romantic glory.


British Dictionary definitions for shelley

Shelley

noun
  1. Mary (Wollstonecraft) (ˈwʊlstənˌkrɑːft). 1797–1851, British writer; author of Frankenstein (1818); the daughter of William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft, she eloped with Percy Bysshe Shelley
  2. Percy Bysshe (bɪʃ). 1792–1822, British romantic poet. His works include Queen Mab (1813), Prometheus Unbound (1820), and The Triumph of Life (1824). He wrote an elegy on the death of Keats, Adonais (1821), and shorter lyrics, including the odes "To the West Wind" and "To a Skylark" (both 1820). He was drowned in the Ligurian Sea while sailing from Leghorn to La Spezia
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