Tuesday, March 20, 2012

News at Eleven: [Percy Bysshe] Shelley achieved little

of political consequence in Ireland and departed at the end of April. His impatience and inexperience worked against him. With people such as Catherine Nugent, Daniel Healy and John Lawless, given time and hard work, a small but significant movement could have been built. But the few months he spent in Ireland provided him with the most "intensive period of practical political education that he had experienced in his life", and this was to have a lasting effect on his life, poetry, and prose.

from The Irish Times: Shelley's adventure in Irish politics


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