The Political And Social Import Of The Cockneys And Their Critics
Percy B. Shelley (preface date 1821)
SOURCE: Preface to Adonais: An Elegy on the Death of John Keats, Author of Endymion, Hyperion, Etc., by Percy B. Shelley, Pisa, 1821, pp. 3-5.
[The following is Shelley's Preface to his poem Adonais: An Elegy on the Death of John Keats, in which Shelley laments Keats ' early death. Although Shelley does not mention John Wilson Croker by name in the Preface, he accuses the Quarterly Review critic—whose ''savage criticism " of Keats ' Endymion "produced the most violent effect on [Keats'] susceptible mind"—of precipitating the young poet's untimely death.]
It is my...
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