1. Two hundred and one years ago today, Percy Bysshe Shelley and his friend Thomas Jefferson Hogg were expelled from Oxford University for ”contumacy in refusing to answer certain questions put to them.” The two had published an incendiary pamphlet called The Necessity of Atheism.

    Visit the exhibition Shelley’s Ghost: The Afterlife of a Poet to learn more about Shelley’s life and work.

  2. dianediem:

Stylized tree decor for Shelley exhibition. One of many study breaks today.

It’s a beautiful installation!

    dianediem:

    Stylized tree decor for Shelley exhibition. One of many study breaks today.

    It’s a beautiful installation!

  3. I love all waste / And solitary places; where we taste / The pleasure of believing what we see / Is boundless, as we wish our souls to be…

    — Percy Bysshe Shelley, from “Julian and Maddalo.” Learn more about Shelley and his circle of literary friends and family at Shelley’s Ghost, a new exhibition.

  4. No man has a right to monopolize more than he can enjoy.

    — Percy Bysshe Shelley, in Declaration of Rights. Learn more about Shelley at Shelley’s Ghost, at the NYPL through June 24.

  5. MUSIC, when soft voices die, / Vibrates in the memory. — / ODOURS, when sweet violets sicken, / Live within the sense they quicken. —

    — "To…" by Percy Bysshe Shelley. Learn more about Shelley’s poetry at Shelley’s Ghost, at the NYPL through June 24.