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The Radicalism of Shelley and Its Sources

BY DANIEL J. MACDONALD, PH. D.

A DISSERTATION

Submitted to the Faculty of Philosophy of the Catholic University of America in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

WASHINGTON, D. C. JUNE, 1912

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INTRODUCTION NATURE OF RADICALISM 5

CHAPTER I EARLY INFLUENCES 12

Lack of sympathetic home training Eton disappointment in love Oxford, conditions there bad meets cynic Hogg both publish The Necessity of Atheism , and are expelled marries Harriet Westbrook begins correspondence with Godwin visits Dublin to aid Catholic Emancipation Conditions of people of England Caleb Williams Queen Mab.

CHAPTER II VIEWS ON MARRIAGE AND LOVE 36

Parting from Harriet views on marriage influence of Godwin, of Lawrence's The Empire of the Naires abuses of marriage in different countries the Naires a possible source of Rosalind and Helen flight with Mary Godwin Brown's Wieland The Revolt of Islam The Missionary an important source of the Revolt Platonism and his view of love Epipsychidion Mary Wollstonecraft's Vindication of The Rights of Women Louvet's Memoirs .

CHAPTER III POLITICS 66

Godwin's Political Justice every kind of obedience wrong views on kingcraft on violence and punishment of death reform through education principle of justice laws ownership of property luxuries vegetarianism Leigh Hunt proposal for putting Reform to a vote Prometheus Unbound masque of Anarchy philosophical view of Reform the perfectibility of man.

CHAPTER IV RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY 87

His views on Christianity not an atheist agnostic sources of views on belief, Locke, Spinoza, Drummond God not a creator Pantheism God, Love, and Beauty identical immortality of the soul idealism necessity freedom of the will good and evil, their origin virtue equivalent to happiness disbelief in the doctrine of hell.

CHAPTER V RADICALISM IN CONTEMPORARY POETRY 108

Wordsworth the Lyrical Ballads The Prelude and Excursion Coleridge.

CHAPTER VI CONCLUSION 125

Weakness of the Radical, of Shelley Strength of the Radical, of Shelley.

BIBLIOGRAPHY 139

BIOGRAPHY 143

THE RADICALISM OF SHELLEY AND ITS SOURCES[1]

BY DANIEL J. MCDONALD, PH.D.

INTRODUCTION

The following study of the development of the religious and political views of Shelley is made with the view to help one in forming a true estimate of his work and character.

That there is a real difficulty in estimating correctly the life and works of Shelley no one acquainted with the varied judgments passed upon him will deny. Professor Trent claims that there is not a more perplexing and irritating subject for study than Shelley.[2] By some our poet is regarded as an angel, a model of perfection; by others he is looked upon as "a rare prodigy of crime and pollution whose look even might infect." Mr. Swinburne calls him "the master singer of our modern poets," but neither Wordsworth nor Keats could appreciate his poetry. W. M. Rossetti, in an article on Shelley in the ninth edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, writes as follows: "In his own day an alien in the world of mind and invention, and in our day scarcely yet a denizen of it, he appears destined to become in the long vista of years an informing presence in the innermost shrine of human thought... Continue reading book >>




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