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Image of the Week: Illuminated Page of Shelley’s “The Sensitive Plant”

Here is an illuminated page from a 1910 edition of Shelley’s lesser known poem “The Sensitive Plant.”  This ornate (and perhaps a bit ostentatious) illustration of Shelley’s non-canonical poem reminds us of the value once attached to literature now overlooked.  Courtesy of the New York Public Library Digital Gallery.

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