Shelley, by John Addington Symonds

Index.

Adonais, 130, 143;
Shelley’s own criticism of, 144, 153, 180, 186;
quotations from, 145-151

Address to the Irish People, 59;
purpose of, 60, 61;
quotations from, 61

Age of Reason (Paine’s), 66

Alastor, 84;
Shelley’s first serious poem, 85;
its autobiographical value, 86;
quotations from, 87, 153;
self-portraiture in, 98;
last lines quoted, 187-188

Anamnesis, doctrine of, its stronghold upon Shelley’s imagination, 27-28

Ancient Mariner, The, allusion to, 183

Ariosto, Shelley’s first acquaintance with, 72, 111, 112

Aristotle, 29

Assassins, The, 83


Bacon, 151

Bagni di Lucca, 103, 105

Ballantyne, Messrs. (publishers), 19

Bath, Harriet Shelley at, 80, 82, 192, 193

Baxter, Mr. W. T., 194

Berkeley, 117

Bernardo (in The Cenci), 127

Bethel, Mr., Shelley’s tutor at Eton, 12

Bisham, beech-groves of, 95

Bishopsgate Heath, 85

Blake, William (artist), 126

Boccaccio, Shelley’s remarks on, 111

Boinville, Mrs., 76 et seq., 189, 191

Boscombe, 180

Bracknell (in Berkshire), 76, 77

Brentford, 8

Browne, Miss Felicia (afterwards Mrs. Hemans), 34

Brunnen (on Lake Lucerne), 83

Buffon (zoologist), 52

Byron, Lord, 26;
joins Shelley at Geneva, 88;
accident off rocks of Meillerie, 89;
his description of Shelley, 109, 131, 157, 161, 162, 164;
visited by Shelley, 166


Calderon, 112;
Shelley’s translations from, 113, 164

Campbell, Thomas, 19, 130

Caracalla, Baths of, 95, 104, 118

Castlereagh, Lord, 58

Catholic Emancipation, 58, 60, 62

Cenci, The, 74, 95, 120, 121, 126 et seq., 182, 186

Chamouni, 90

Clairmont, Charles, 76, 85

Clairmont, Claire, 76, 83, 88, 103, 157, 194 et seq.

Clapham Common, 45

Clifton, 85

Coleridge, 55, 117, 183


Dante, 111, 113, 138

Declaration of Rights, 64 et seq.

Defence of Poetry, 112, 113, 117, 137, 186;
quotation from, 114-116

De Quincey, 56

Don Juan (Shelley’s boat), 167


Eaton, D. J. (printer), 66

Edinburgh, 51-53, 76

Edinburgh Journal, 19

Edwards, Mr. (Shelley’s first tutor), 6

Eldon, Lord, 81, 93, 130, 193

Epipsychidion, 86, 136, 138, 141 et seq., 158;
quotations from, 139-140

Essay on a Future State, 117, 152

Essay on Christianity, 100, 117

Essay on the Punishment of Death, 117

Este, 95, 107

Eton, 12 et seq.


Fenning, Mrs., 46

Field Place, 3, 6 et seq., 14, 17, 37, 47, 77

Florence, 95, 108, 119, 130

France, 83, 90

Frankenstein (Mrs. Shelley’s story), 90

Fraser’s Magazine, 19, 91 note, 92 note


Garnett, Mr. Richard, 80 note, 81, 83, 121, 130 note, 143, 169, 186 note

Gebir (Landor’s), 33

Geneva, 88;
Lake of, 89

Gisborne, Mr., 112, 121, 136

Gisborne, Mrs., 110, 112, 119

Godwin, Mary, 76, 79 et seq., 85, 88;
marriage with Shelley, 93, 190 et seq.

Godwin, William, 21, 49 note, 56 et seq., 67, 76, 77, 85 note, 93, 107, 110, 191, 194, 195

Goodall, Dr., 12

Great Marlow, 92

Greystoke, 56

Grove, Harriet, 18, 20, 21, 47

Grove, Mr. C. H. (Shelley’s cousin), 51

Guiccioli, Countess, 157


Hellas, 154;
quotation from, 156-157

Hemans, Mrs. See Browne, Miss F.

History of a Six Weeks’ Tour (Mrs. Shelley’s), 84

Hitchener, Miss Eliza, 47, 65

Hogg, Thomas Jefferson, 7, 9, 14-16, 21, 22;
his description of Shelley at Oxford, 23 et seq., 33, 37, 43 et seq., 67, 68, 71 et seq., 82, 85, 100, 108, 131, 161, 186 note, 187, 193

Homer, 74, 112;
Shelley’s translations from, 113

Hookham, Mr. T., 71, 192

Horsham, 3, 17, 20, 56

Hume, 27, 35

Hunt, Leigh, 34, 80 note, 92, 100 et seq., 109, 121, 128, 136, 157, 176, 179, 180, 187

Hymn to Intellectual Beauty, 16, 86, 87, 123


Imlay, Fanny, 76, 77, 107

Invocation to Night, the, quotation from, 159-160

Ireland, Shelley in, 58, 59, 63, 64

Italy, 103, 109, 110, 169


Julian and Maddalo, quotations from, 105-106, 132


Kant, 68, 117

Keats, 100, 130, 143, 145, 146;
description of his resting-place by Shelley, 148-149

Keswick, 55, 56, 58


Laon and Cythna, 8, 9, 17, 90, 95;
present title, The Revolt of Islam, 97, 98, 103, 122

Leghorn, 74, 95, 119, 131, 176 et seq.

Lerici, 131, 154, 168, 177

Letters, extracts from Shelley’s, 48, 50, 54 et seq., 65, 69, 78, 104, 110, 112, 116, 118, 128, 129, 130, 135-136, 141, 143, 159

Letter to Lord Ellenborough, 66, 67

Letter to Maria Gisborne, 15, 132;
quotation from, 133-134

Lewis, Monk, 19, 20, 90

Lind, Dr., 17, 34, 44

Lines written among Euganean Hills, 107

Locke, 27, 35

Lodore (Mrs. Shelley’s novel), 196

London, 37, 43, 47, 48, 50, 68, 72, 76, 81, 83, 92, 107, 108, 191, 192


Masque of Anarchy, 120

Matthews (the comedian), 19

Medwin, Captain, his description of Shelley, 8, 10-11, 19, 80 note, 85;
relates incidents in Shelley’s life, 107-108, 134-135

Meillerie, scene of shipwreck, 89

Milton, his influence on Shelley, 86

Moore, 144-145


Naples, 103, 107, 108, 110

Necessity of Atheism, The, 35, 40, 57

Nicholson, Peg, 34

Norfolk, Duke of, 3, 5, 18, 29, 56, 68

North Wales, 47, 66, 68


Ode to a Skylark, 132

Ode to Liberty, 132, 153

Ode to Naples, 132

Ode to the West Wind, 119, 120, 185

Original Poetry, by Victor and Cazire, 20, 34

Oxford, 15, 17;
University College, 21;
Shelley dismissed from, 36


Paine, Thomas, 66

Paris, 83

Peacock, Mr., 71, 75, 77, 79, 85 et seq., 103, 113, 114, 116, 118, 128, 180, 186 note, 187, 191

Penshurst, 4

Peter Bell the Third, 120

Petrarch, 72, 111

Pilfold, Captain, 47, 51

Pilfold, Charles, 3

Pilfold, Elizabeth, 3

Pisa, 95, 103, 108, 131, 138, 154 et seq., 165, 168, 176-178

Plato, 27, 68, 100, 112, 113, 138, 151, 165, 176, 185

Political Justice (W. Godwin’s), 56, 57, 82, 192

Posthumous Fragments of Margaret Nicholson, 34

Prince Athanase, 17, 97, 98

Prometheus Unbound, 95, 107, 117 note, 118 et seq., 128, 129, 136, 144;
quotation from, 125, 126

Proposal for an Association, 62, 64

Proposals for putting Reform to the Vote, 63


Quarterly Review, 130, 135, 143, 144

Queen Mab, 18, 56, 69, 70, 76, 81, 88, 97, 193


Radcliffe, Mrs., 19

Ravenna, 89, 108, 157

Refutation of Deism, 77

Rejected Addresses (Smith’s), 100

Retzsch (engraver), 113

Revolt of Islam, The (Laon and Cythna), 8, 9, 17, 90, 95, 97, 98, 103, 122

Roberts, Captain, 167

Rome, 24, 103, 110, 118, 143, 178, 180

Rosalind and Helen, 98

Rossetti, Mr. W. M., 44, 48, 66, 187

Ryan, Major, 195


Sensitive Plant, The, 132;
quotations from, 152-153

Shelley, Sir Bysshe, 3, 4, 53

Shelley, Charles Bysshe (second son), 193, 195, 196

Shelley, Elizabeth, 3, 19, 20, 47

Shelley, Harriet, 52, 59, 60, 64, 65, 72, 76, 78;
deserted by Shelley, 79, 80, 81;
commits suicide, 82, 190, 197

Shelley, Hellen, 3, 6, 45

Shelley, Ianthe Eliza, 75

Shelley, John, 3

Shelley, Lady, 66 note, 81, 83, 180, 186 note, 191

Shelley, Margaret, 3

Shelley, Mary, 79, 111, 112, 154, 158

Shelley, Mr., 53

Shelley, Mrs. (second wife), 12, 13, 73, 74, 84, 86, 95, 100, 102, 108-110, 117, 118, 132, 159, 161, 180, 196

Shelley, Miss, 14, 19

Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 2;
birth of, 3;
position, 4, 5;
relations with father, 6;
sent to Sion House, Brentford, 8;
subject to sleep-walking, 8;
distaste for school games, 8;
goes to Eton (1804), 12;
life there, 12-13, 15;
experiments in chemistry and electricity, 14;
his taste for science, 14-15;
farewell supper at Eton, 16;
attachment to Harriet Grove, 18;
yearns for fame and publicity, 19;
finishes Zastrozzi, 19;
his literary productions, 19-21;
enters University College, Oxford, as Leicester Scholar (1810), 21;
friendship with Hogg, 22-33;
genesis of Posthumous Fragments, 34;
correspondence with distinguished persons, 34;
his favourite authors, 35;
antagonistic to Christianity, 35;
publication of The Necessity of Atheism, 35;
his expulsion from Oxford with Hogg, 36, 37, 38;
his atheistical opinions, 39, 40;
settles with Hogg in London, 43;
his contempt for Paley’s Evidences, 44;
quarrels with his father, 44;
his poverty, 45;
helped by his sisters, 45;
visits his sisters at Clapham School, meets Harriet Westbrook, 45;
pays her frequent visits, 46;
revisits his old home, 47;
receives allowance of £200 a year, 47;
elopement and marriage with Harriet, 51;
life in George Street, Edinburgh, 52;
removes to York and resides with Hogg, 53;
arrival of Harriet’s sister Eliza, 53;
leaves York, 55;
goes to Keswick, 55;
visits Duke of Norfolk, 55;
his friendship with Godwin, 58;
sets sail for Ireland, 59;
his Address to Irish People distributed, 59;
makes his debut as an orator, leaves Ireland, 64;
corresponds with Eliza Hitchener, 65;
settles at Nantgwilt, 66;
his Letter to Lord Ellenborough, 67;
goes to Tanyrallt, 68;
sudden flight from Tanyrallt, 70;
subject to hallucinations, 70, 71;
poverty, 71;
goes to London and takes rooms in Half-Moon Street, 72;
habits of his household, 72-73;
personal details, 73-75;
friendship with Mrs. Boinville and the Godwins, 76;
love for Mary Godwin, 79-80;
remarried to Harriet, 80;
his separation from Harriet, 80;
leaves England with Mary, 83;
return to England, 84;
walks London Hospital, 84;
commences poem of Alastor, 85;
birth of William Shelley, 88;
second journey to Switzerland, 88;
joined by Byron, 88;
makes tour to Lake Geneva with Byron, 89;
excursion to Chamouni, 90;
hallucinations, 91;
returns to England and lives at Great Marlow, 91-92;
hears of Harriet’s death, 92;
friendship with Leigh Hunt, 92-93;
Chancery suit re Harriet’s children, 93;
works steadily at Laon and Cythna, 95;
meets Keats and the brothers Smith at Leigh Hunt’s house, 100;
his daily routine described, 100;
leaves England for Italy, 103;
pays visit to Lord Byron, 105;
improved health, 108;
companionship with Byron, 109;
his ideas on Italian poets, 111;
begins to study Spanish, 112;
composes Defence of Poetry, 113;
settles in Rome, 118;
loss of son William, 118;
removes to near Leghorn, 119;
begins and finishes The Cenci, 119;
removes to Florence, 119;
birth of Sir P. Florence Shelley, 119;
attitude towards his critics, 130;
removes to Pisa, 131;
his high ideal of verse composition, 137;
visits the Contessina Emilia Viviani, 138;
sympathy for her, 138;
his criticisms, 144;
at work upon Hellas, 154;
visits Byron at Ravenna, 157;
his affection for Jane Williams, 159;
first acquaintance with Trelawny at Pisa, 161;
accident, 165;
his daily routine, 165;
daily visit to Byron, 166;
nautical affairs, 166-167;
takes a home (Villa Magni) at Spezia, 168-169;
at Pisa with Leigh Hunt, 176;
return voyage, 177;
storm, loss of Shelley’s boat, 177;
discovery of bodies, 178;
cremation, 179-180;
burial at Rome, 180;
review of life and work, 182;
his genius, 183-186;
portrait of, 186-187

Attachment to his sisters, 6;
his love of games, 6, 7;
sensitiveness, 11;
powers of memory, 15;
personality, 25;
his voice, 25;
his moral character, 32-33;
love for mankind, 40;
his faith, 41;
his creed, 41-42;
remorse, 92;
his charity, 101, 119;
self-denial, 102;
sensibility to art, 104;
his melancholy, 107;
his self-criticism, 128;
his thoughts of death, 151-152, 154;
his mental activity, 162;
the tranquillity in his life, 169;
his nicknames, 166;
nervousness, 175;
somnambulism, 175

Life of, by Professor Dowden, v

Shelley, Sir Percy Florence, 3, 119

Shelley, Timothy, 3, 5, 6, 44

Shelley, William, 88, 118, 178

Sidney, Philip Charles, 4

Sion House (Shelley’s school), 6, 8, 12, 14, 18

Sophocles, 1, 165, 178

Southey, Shelley’s favourite poet whilst at Sion House, 19, 55, 196

Speculations on Metaphysics, 91, 117

St. Irvyne, or the Rosicrucian, 21

Stanzas written in Dejection near Naples, quotation from, 153-154

Stockdale, Mr. J. J. (publisher), 19, 20

Swellfoot the Tyrant, 120


Taafe, Mr., 164

Tasso, 72, 111, 137

To his Genius, 143

Trelawny, Captain, 161, 162;
description of first meeting with Shelley, 163-164;
meets Shelley in Pisan Maremma, 165 et seq., 186 note, 187

Triumph of Life (Shelley’s last great poem), 95, 170, 171;
quotations from, 171-175

Two Noble Kinsmen, The (Beaumont and Fletcher’s), 112


University Magazine, letter on Harriet Westbrook, 48, 49


Venice, 89, 103, 107, 110

Vivian, Charles (a sailor), 167, 177, 178

Viviani, Contessina Emilia, 138, 158


Wandering Jew, 19

Westbrook, Mr., 93

Westbrook, Eliza, 46, 53 et seq., 65, 71 et seq.

Westbrook, Harriet, 18, 45;
first acquaintance with Shelley, 46 et seq.;
elopement with Shelley, marriage at Edinburgh, 51.
See Shelley, Harriet

Westbrook, “Jew,” 46, 51, 54

Wilkie and Robinson, Messrs. (publishers), 19

Williams, Mr., 109, 154, 158 et seq., 176-179, 187

Williams, Mrs. (Jane), 154, 158, 159, 163, 164, 169

Windsor, 17;
Forest of, 85

Witch of Atlas, 132

Wollstonecraft, Mary, 76, 110

Wordsworth, 55, 56, 86, 130, 183


York, 48, 51, 53, 55


Zastrozzi, 16;
reviewed, 19, 21

Zofloya the Moor (supposed source of Zastrozzi), 19

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