Fragment from the Wandering Jew

Published as Shelley's by Medwin, "Life of Shelley", 1847, 1 page 56.

 The Elements respect their Maker's seal! Still Like the scathed pine tree's height, Braving the tempests of the night Have I 'scaped the flickering flame. Like the scathed pine, which a monument stands  Of faded grandeur, which the brands Of the tempest-shaken air Have riven on the desolate heath; Yet it stands majestic even in death, And rears its wild form there.                                       _10,