by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Sonnet to Byron

Fragment: 'Methought I Was a Billow in the Crowd'

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

 Methought I was a billow in the crowd Of common men, that stream without a shore, That ocean which at once is deaf and loud; That I, a man, stood amid many more By a wayside..., which the aspect bore  Of some imperial metropolis, Where mighty shapes-pyramid, dome, and tower- Gleamed like a pile of crags-