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A Philosophical View of Reform (1920)

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The first mention which we have of this Essay is contained in a letter of Shelley to Leigh Hunt, dated May 26th, 1820: "Do you know any publisher or bookseller who would publish for me an octavo volume, entitled A Philosophical View of Reform? It is boldly but temperately written, and, I think, readable. It is intended for a kind of standard book for the philosophical refo ...more
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Published November 1st 2007 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1920)
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"The payment of the principal of what is called the national debt, which it is pretended is so difficult a problem, is only difficult to those who do not see who is the debtor, and who is the creditor. [...:] The national debt, as has been stated, is the debt contracted by a particular class in the Heritage nation towards a portion of that class."
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Percy Bysshe Shelley was one of the major English Romantic poets and is widely considered to be among the finest lyric poets of the English language. He is perhaps most famous for such anthology pieces as Ozymandias, Ode to the West Wind, To a Skylark, and The Masque of Anarchy. However, his major works were long visionary poems including Alastor, Adonais, The Revolt of Islam, Prometheus Unbound a ...more
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