Light, marvellously soft yet penetrating, everywhere
diffused, everywhere reflected without radiance, poured
from the moon high above our heads in a sky tinted
through all shades and modulations of ...
As he lay dying in a Roman hotel room in April 1893, John Addington Symonds had good reason to be proud of his literary life. He had left behind a long and impressive list of works: translations, biog...
In his 1878 biography of the English Romantic poet, John Addington Symonds wrote that the young Percy Bysshe Shelley's intellect and aesthetic sensibilities "sustained him at a perilous height above t...