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Quotation by Percy Bysshe Shelley
But pale despair and cold tranquillity,
Nature's vast frame, the web of human things,
Birth and the grave, that are not as they were.
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822), British poet. Alastor; or, The Spirit of Solitude (l. 725–727). . .
The Complete Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley. Mary Shelley, ed. (1994) The Modern Library/Random House.
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