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2      Like the false dawns which perish in the bursting;
3Like empty cups of wrought and daedal gold,
4      Which mock the lips with air, when they are thirsting.


1] These are among the many short fragments from Shelley's MSS. published by Mary Shelley, his wife, in her editions of 1824 and 1839. There she entitles this poem A Tale Untold. Back to Line