Quotation by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Concerning God, freewill and destiny:
Of all that earth has been or yet may be,
All that vain men imagine or believe,
Or hope can paint or suffering may achieve,
We descanted.
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822), British poet. "Julian and Maddalo."

In the poem,Shelley re-created a night spent arguing with Byron in Venice, August 23, 1818.
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