Confessions of a Young Man

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Author: George Moore
Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 66,457 / 193 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57.9
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 1,112
Added to site: 2006.10.26
mnybks.net#: 15056
Genres: Biography, Criticism

Edited and Annotated by George Moore, 1904

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e was magic, there was revelation in the name, and Shelley became my soul's divinity. Why did I love Shelley? Why was I not attracted to Byron? I cannot say. Shelley! Oh, that crystal name, and his poetry also crystalline. I must see it, I must know him. Escaping from the schoolroom, I ransacked the library, and at last my ardour was rewarded. The book--a small pocket edition in red boards, no doubt long out of print--opened at the "Sensitive Plant." Was I disappointed? I think I had expected to understand better; but I had no difficulty in assuming that I was satisfied and delighted. And henceforth the little volume never left my pocket, and I read the dazzling stanzas by the shores of a pale green Irish lake, comprehending little, and loving a great deal. Byron, too, was often with me, and these poets were the ripening influence of years otherwise merely nervous and boisterous.

And my poets were taken to school, because it pleased me to read "Queen Mab" and "Cain," amid the priests and ignorance of a

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