1822 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Anonymous, Obituary in Monthly Magazine 54 (September 1822) 178.



Aged 30, Percy Bysshe Shelley, esq. eldest son of Sir Timothy Shelley, of Castle Goring, bart. He perished at sea, in a storm, with his friend, Capt. Williams, of the Fuileers, off Via Reggia, on the coast of Italy. He had been at Pisa, and was returning to his villa at Lerici. Mr. Shelley was the author of Cenci, a tragedy; Queen Mab, and several minor pieces, which prove him to have been a man of highly-cultivated genius. His last work was Hellas, a dramatic poem, called forth by the recent events in Greece, in which he took the warmest interest, and dedicated it to Prince Alexander Maurocordato, whose friendship he enjoyed, and for whom he expressed the highest admiration.