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Robert Bridges, ed. (1844–1930).  The Spirit of Man: An Anthology.  1916.
 
From Witch of Atlas

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)
 
.. THESE 1 were tame pleasures; she would often climb
  The steepest ladder of the crudded rack
Up to some beakèd cape of cloud sublime,
  And like Arion on the dolphin’s back
Ride singing through the shoreless air;—oft-time        5
  Following the serpent lightning’s winding track,
She ran upon the platforms of the wind,
And laughed to hear the fire-balls roar behind …
 
Note 1. Shelley. Witch of Atlas. St. lv. Strangely descriptive of the aeroplane in war. [back]
 
 
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