Shelley pp 139-154 | Cite as

England In 1819

  • Desmond King-Hele


IN the spring and early summer of 1819 Shelley had been occupied with high poetic themes, Acts II and III of Prometheus Unbound and The Cenci. On finishing the latter his mood changed, and during the autumn he cast a critical eye on the homeland he so often wanted to return to,1 her system of government, her people’s wrongs, and the hardening of the arteries in her leading poet, Wordsworth.


Passive Resistance National Debt Habeas Corpus Repressive Measure Cogent Force 
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Notes To VII: England In 1819

  1. 7.
    See Keats-Shelley Memorial Bulletin XVI (1965), p. 39 and B. Russell, Autobiography, Vol. 3 (1969), p. 172.Google Scholar

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