Cancelled Fragments of "Prometheus Unbound"

 [First printed by Mr. C.D. Locock, "Examination of the Shelley Manuscripts at the Bodleian Library", 1903, pages 33-7.] 
 (following 1._37.) When thou descendst each night with open eyes In torture, for a tyrant seldom sleeps, Thou never; ... ... 
 (following 1._195.) Which thou henceforth art doomed to interweave ... 
 (following the first two words of 1._342.) [Of Hell:] I placed it in his choice to be The crown, or trampled refuse of the world With but one law itself a glorious boon- I gave- ... 
 (following 1._707.) SECOND SPIRIT: I leaped on the wings of the Earth-star damp As it rose on the steam of a slaughtered camp- The sleeping newt heard not our tramp As swift as the wings of fire may pass- We threaded the points of long thick grass Which hide the green pools of the morass But shook a water-serpent's couch In a cleft skull, of many such The widest; at the meteor's touch The snake did seem to see in dream Thrones and dungeons overthrown Visions how unlike his own... 'Twas the hope the prophecy Which begins and ends in thee ... 
 (following 2.1._110.) Lift up thine eyes Panthea-they pierce they burn 
 PANTHEA: Alas! I am consumed-I melt away The fire is in my heart- 
 ASIA: Thine eyes burn burn!- Hide them within thine hair- 
 PANTHEA: O quench thy lips I sink I perish 
 ASIA: Shelter me now-they burn It is his spirit in their orbs...my life Is ebbing fast-I cannot speak- 
 PANTHEA: Rest, rest! Sleep death annihilation pain! aught else ... 
 (following 2.4._27.) Or looks which tell that while the lips are calm And the eyes cold, the spirit weeps within Tears like the sanguine sweat of agony; ... 
 UNCANCELLED PASSAGE. (following 2.5._71.) 
 ASIA: You said that spirits spoke, but it was thee Sweet sister, for even now thy curved lips Tremble as if the sound were dying there Not dead 
 PANTHEA: Alas it was Prometheus spoke Within me, and I know it must be so I mixed my own weak nature with his love ...And my thoughts Are like the many forests of a vale Through which the might of whirlwind and of rain Had passed-they rest rest through the evening light As mine do now in thy beloved smile. 
 CANCELLED STAGE DIRECTIONS. (following 1._221.) [THE SOUND BENEATH AS OF EARTHQUAKE AND THE DRIVING OF WHIRLWINDS-THE RAVINE IS SPLIT, AND THE PHANTASM OF JUPITER RISES, SURROUNDED BY HEAVY CLOUDS WHICH DART FORTH LIGHTNING.] 
 (following 1._520.) [ENTER RUSHING BY GROUPS OF HORRIBLE FORMS; THEY SPEAK AS THEY PASS IN CHORUS.] 
 (following 1._552.) [A SHADOW PASSES OVER THE SCENE, AND A PIERCING SHRIEK IS HEARD.]