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POEMS WRITTEN IN 1822
WHEN the lamp is shattered,
When the lute is broken,
As music and splendor
Survive not the lamp and the lute,
No song when the spirit is mute :
When hearts have once mingled, Love first leaves the well-built nest;
Lines. Published by Mrs. Shelley, 1824.
i. 6 tones, Mrs. Shelley, 1824 || notes, Trelawny MS. ii. 6 through, Mrs. Shelley, 1824 || in, Trelawny MS.
8 dead, Mrs. Shelley, 1824 || lost, Trelawny MS.
The weak one is singled
To endure what it once possessed.
The frailty of all things here,
Why choose you the frailest
For your cradle, your home, and your bier?
Its passions will rock thee,
As the storms rock the ravens on high;
Leave thee naked to laughter,
THE MAGNETIC LADY TO HER PATIENT
SLEEP, sleep on! forget thy pain;
My pity on thy heart, poor friend;
The powers of life, and like a sign,
iii. 7 choose, Mrs. Shelley, 1824 || chose, Trelawny MS. iv. omit, Trelawny MS.
The Magnetic Lady to her Patient. Published by Medwin, Athenæum, August 11, 1832.
i. 1, ii. 1 Sleep, Trelawny MS., Mrs. Shelley, 18392 || Sleep on, Medwin.
And brood on thee, but may not blend
Sleep, sleep on! I love thee not;
Who made and makes my lot
Might have been lost like thee;
"Sleep, sleep, and with the slumber of
Forget that thou must wake forever;
Feelings which died in youth's brief morn;
And forget me, for I can never
"Like a cloud big with a May shower,
Its light within thy gloomy breast
Spreads like a second youth again.
ii. 7 charmed, Trelawny MS. || chased, Medwin, 1832.
iii. 3 love, Trelawny, MS. Mrs. Shelley, 18392 || woe, Medwin,
iii. 7 which, Trelawny MS., Mrs. Shelley, 18392 || that, Medwin, 1832.
By mine thy being is to its deep
"The spell is done. How feel you now?" "Better-quite well," replied
The sleeper, "What would do
You good when suffering and awake?
"What cure your head and side?” What would cure, that would kill me, Jane;
And as I must on earth abide Awhile, yet tempt me not to break My chain."
BEST and brightest, come away !
The brightest hour of unborn Spring,
Found it seems the halcyon Morn,
v. 6 Trelawny MS. || 'Twould kill me what would cure my pain. Medwin, 1832, Mrs. Shelley, 18391,2.
To Jane. The Invitation: The Recollection. Rossetti | The Pine Forest of the Cascine near Pisa. Mrs. Shelley, 1824, 18391. The Invitation. The Recollection. Mrs. Shelley, 18392. Published by Mrs. Shelley in two versions, the first, 1824, reprinted in this edition under FRAGMENTS, the second, 18392.
Bending from Heaven, in azure mirth,
Away, away, from men and towns,
I leave this notice on my door
34 with, Trelawny MS. || of, Mrs. Shelley, 18392.