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By Charles Sotheran

Unhappy because it is to think about any person in his anguish using such language to a different; and despite the fact that a lot we may well sympathize with the poet, but we can't yet have inwardly a sense of rejoicing; for, if it had no longer been for this unparalleled villainy, we should always most likely by no means have had the opposite fabulous poetry and prose of Percy Bysshe Shelley composed in the course of his self-imposed ostracism, and which provide such excellent strategies for the thinker, and willing trenchant guns for the reformer.

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