The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

Fragment: 'Such Hope, As Is the Sick Despair of Good'

Published by Dr. Garnett, "Relics of Shelley", 1862.

 Such hope, as is the sick despair of good,
Such fear, as is the certainty of ill,
Such doubt, as is pale Expectation's food
Turned while she tastes to poison, when the will
Is powerless, and the spirit...