Percy Bysshe Shelley: Fragment: Milton's Spirit

Fragment: Milton's Spirit

Published by Rossetti, "Complete Poetical Works of P. B. S.", 1870.

I dreamed that Milton's spirit rose, and took
From life's green tree his Uranian lute;
And from his touch sweet thunder flowed, and shook
All human things built in contempt of man,—
And sanguine thrones and impious altars quaked,
Prisons and citadels...
_2 lute Uranian cj. A.C. Bradley.