Excerpt from How Shelley Approached the Ode to the West Wind
A comparison of the first thirteen lines of the terza rima with the thirteen composing Mary's Fragment No. X shows that, apart from the omission of the initial And, there are but four misreadings, namely, (1) moon f... or name in line 3, (2) that for which in line 8, (3) Bright though it seem it for And though it seem like it in line 9, (4) that for which in line 11, and of these the introduction of the wholly unauthorized Bright is the only really serious matter. Of the two couplets, it will be seen, line 1 is simply line 14 of the terza rima draft, line 2 is made up from lines 15 and 16 of the same, line 3 is line 17, but with the misreading weep for creep.
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