Fragment: Pater Omnipotens

Edited from manuscript Shelley E 4 in the Bodleian Library, and published by Mr. C.D. Locock, "Examination" etc., Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1903. Here placed conjecturally amongst the compositions of 1820, but of uncertain date, and belonging possibly to 1819 or a still earlier year.

 Serene in his unconquerable might Endued[,] the Almighty King, his steadfast throne Encompassed unapproachably with power And darkness and deep solitude an awe Stood like a black cloud on some aery cliff  Embosoming its lightning-in his sight Unnumbered glorious spirits trembling stood Like slaves before their Lord-prostrate around Heaven's multitudes hymned everlasting praise.