1830 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Percy Bysshe Shelley

A. P., in "The Progress of Poetry" American Monthly Magazine [Boston] 2 (December 1830) 603.



And there was one, like a springing lark,
With a plumage of bright gold—
And a voice that would make the night-stars hark,
And the sun his courses hold:
He shone with a thin and subtle light,
That reached to the farthest space;
And the eye of an angel is not more bright,
Than he with his beaming gaze:
From bound to bound of the sky did he run,
Like that golden lark, with an eye to the sun.