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Tintern Abbey

Mary Shelley quotes lines 76-83 of the last poem in the 1798 Lyrical Ballads by Wordsworth and Coleridge, changing first person pronouns to the third person ("or" in line 83 was regularized by Wordsworth to "nor" only in 1836). The quotation of these celebrated lines about natural inspiration underscores the association of Henry Clerval with the Romantic poet, and more specifically, might recall Byron's remark that Percy Shelley "dosed" him with Wordsworth during the summer of 1816.