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THE fountains mingle with the river,
And the rivers with the ocean;
With a sweet emotion ;
All things by a law divine
Why not I with thine ?
See the mountains kiss high heaven,
And the waves clasp one another;
If it disdained its brother;
And the moonbeams kiss the sea :
If thou kiss not me?
Love's Philosophy, Hunt, 1819 || An Anacreontic, Harvard MS. Published by Hunt, The Indicator, December 22, 1819. Dated in the Harvard MS., January, 1820.
i. 3 mix forever, Stacey MS., Indicator, 1819 || melt together, Harvard MS.
i. 7 In one another's being, Harvard MS., Indicator, 1819 || In one spirit meet and, Stacey MS.
ii. 3 sister, Harvard MS., Stacey MS., Mrs. Shelley, 1824 || leaf or, Indicator, 1819.
ii. 4 disdained its, Harvard MS., Stacey MS., Mrs. Shelley, 1824 || disdained to kiss its, Indicator, 1819.
ii. 7 are all these kissings, Indicator, 1819 || all cancelled for were these examples, Harvard MS. ; is all this sweet work, Stacey MS.
POEMS WRITTEN IN 1820
THE SENSITIVE PLANT
A SENSITIVE Plant in a garden grew,
And the Spring arose on the garden fair,
But none ever trembled and panted with bliss
The snowdrop, and then the violet,
The Sensitive Plant. Published with Prometheus Unbound, 1820. Composed at Pisa, and dated, in the Harvard MS., March, 1820.
6 Like, felt, Harvard MS., Shelley, 1820 || And, Mrs. Shelley, 18391, fell, Mrs. Shelley, 18392.
Then the pied wind-flowers and the tulip tall,
in the stream's recess Till they die of their own dear loveliness;
gaze on their
And the Naiad-like lily of the vale,
And the hyacinth purple, and white, and blue,
And the rose like a nymph to the bath ad
dressed, Which unveiled the depth of her glowing breast, Till, fold after fold, to the fainting air The soul of her beauty and love lay bare ;
And the wand-like lily, which lifted up,
And the jessamine faint, and the sweet tube
rose, The sweetest flower for scent that blows; And all rare blossoms from
clime Grew in that garden in perfect prime.
29–32 omit, Harvard MS.
And on the stream whose inconstant bosom
Broad water-lilies lay tremulously,
And the sinuous paths of lawn and of moss, Which led through the garden along and across, Some open at once to the sun and the breeze, Some lost among bowers of blossoming trees,
Were all paved with daisies and delicate bells,
And from this undefiled Paradise
When Heaven's blithe winds had unfolded them
47 and || or, Harvard MS. 49 of, omit, Harvard MS.
For each one was interpenetrated
But the Sensitive Plant, which could give small
fruit Of the love which it felt from the leaf to the root, Received more than all, it loved more than ever, Where none wanted but it, could belong to the
For the Sensitive Plant has no bright flower;
The light winds which from unsustaining wings
The plumèd insects swift and free,
The unseen clouds of the dew, which lie
82 The || And the, Harvard MS. 83 on || in, Harvard MS.