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Percy Bysshe Shelley

1792 - 1822

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
1. Percy Bysshe Shelley Marker
Inscription.

Poet
lived here
in 1811

 
Erected 2000 by English Heritage.
 
Location. 51° 30.885′ N, 0° 8.219′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Poland Street and Noel Street on Poland Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15 Poland Street, City of Westminster, England W1F 8QE, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Bridgeman (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); David Bowie (about 180 meters away); Canaletto (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Keith Moon (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Karl Marx (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Dr. Joseph Rogers (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); John William Polidori (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Mary Seacole (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .
1. Percy Bysshe Shelley (Wikipedia). Percy Bysshe Shelley (4 August 1792 – 8 July 1822) was one of the major English Romantic poets, and is regarded by some as among the finest lyric poets in the English language, and one of the most influential. A radical
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
2. Percy Bysshe Shelley Marker - Wide View
in his poetry as well as in his political and social views, Shelley did not see fame during his lifetime, but recognition for his poetry grew steadily following his death. Shelley was a key member of a close circle of visionary poets and writers that included Lord Byron, Leigh Hunt, Thomas Love Peacock, and his own second wife, Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein. Shelley is perhaps best known for classic poems such as Ozymandias, Ode to the West Wind, To a Skylark, Music, When Soft Voices Die, The Cloud and The Masque of Anarchy. His other major works include a groundbreaking verse drama The Cenci (1819) and long, visionary poems such as Queen Mab (later reworked as The Daemon of the World), Alastor, The Revolt of Islam, Adonaďs, Prometheus Unbound (1820)—widely considered to be his masterpiece— Hellas: A Lyrical Drama (1821), and his final, unfinished work, The Triumph of Life (1822)." (Submitted on November 17, 2017.) 

2. Shelley, Percy Bysshe (1792-1822) (English Heritage). "Arrival in London: In 1811 Shelley and his friend Thomas Jefferson Hogg (1792–1862) took rooms at 15 Poland Street in Soho. The two of them had been expelled from Oxford on 25 March of that year for writing the pamphlet The Necessity of Atheism
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By Amelia Curran, 1819
3. Percy Bysshe Shelley
"One of the few portraits of the poet, it was painted in Rome by the art student, Amelia Curran. Though begged from her by Mary Shelley after her husband's death, it was not much liked by his friends." - National Portrait Gallery
(1811)....A notice declared that there were lodgings to let at number 15. At first-floor level there was a sitting room, ‘somewhat dark, but quiet’, and, opening off it, a bedroom which Shelley took as his own; Hogg’s bedroom was on the floor above. The pair were particularly impressed with the ‘delightful’ wallpaper, which bore a pattern based on grape vines and trellises. Touching it, Shelley declared, ‘We must stay here; stay for ever!’....However he returned home to Sussex in May 1811 after little more than a month at the address." (Submitted on November 17, 2017.) 

3. Vincent Price Reading Ozmandias (YouTube, 90 sec.). "I met a traveller from an antique land..." (Submitted on November 17, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
 
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