What is Shelley?

  • (noun): Englishman and Romantic poet (1792-1822).
    Synonyms: Percy Bysshe Shelley
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In many baby name books, Shelley is listed as meaning "From the meadow on the ledge" or "clearing on a bank" sometimes truthful and pretty. It is Old English in origin. As with many other names (Ashley, Courtney, etc.), Shelley is today a name given almost exclusively to girls after historically being male. Shelley is also a transferred surname used by those in Essex, Suffolk and Yorkshire, particularly in settlements where a wood/clearing was beside a ledge or hillside.

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List Of Coronation Street Characters (2005) - Zack
21 September 2005 Profile Occupation Psychiatrist Zack is a psychiatrist who treats Shelley Unwin when her anxiety overtakes so much of her life that she ... Zack helps Shelley slowly go back to the outside world, but Shelley's boyfriend Charlie Stubbs resents Zack's efforts to help, and eventually convinces Shelley to stop seeing him ... Shelley progresses far enough that she manages to dump Charlie moments before she is to become his wife ...
Shelley Railway Station, Victoria
... Shelley is a closed station located in the town of Shelley, on the Cudgewa railway line in Victoria, Australia ...
Shelley, Suffolk
52°00′N 0°57′E / 52°N 0.95°E / 52 0.95 Shelley Shelley Population 50 (2005) District Babergh Shire county Suffolk Region East Country England Sovereign state United Kingdom EU Parliament ... Other points of interest are Shelley Hall, a listed building with a protected moat, and Snakes Wood, which is classfied as Ancient Woodland and serves as a nature reserve ... Bartholomew Gosnold, is buried at All Saints Church, Shelley ...
List Of Coronation Street Characters (2002) - Lucy Richards
... Barlow meets while buying a bouquet for Shelley Unwin ... He later marries Lucy, telling her that he and Shelley have split up ... know different and is happy to keep quiet and be bridesmaid to Lucy and Shelley when he later marries her ...
Sidney Patrick Shelley
... Sir Sidney Patrick Shelley, 8th Baronet (18 January 1880-1965) is a relative of Romantic poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley ... Shelley was born to Lt ... Sir Charles Shelley, 5th Baronet and Lady Mary Jane Jemima Shelley (née Stopford), daughter of 5th Earl of Courtown ...

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    When hearts have one mingled,
    Love first leaves the well-built nest;
    The weak one is singled
    To endure what it once possessed.
    O Love! who bewailest
    The frailty of all things here,
    Why choose you the frailest,
    For your cradle, your home, and your bier.
    —Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)

    Sow seed—but let no tyrant reap;
    Find wealth—let no imposter heap;
    Weave robes—let not the idle wear;
    Forge arms—in your defence to bear.
    —Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)

    O wild West Wind, thou breath of Autumn’s being,
    Thou, from whose unseen presence the leaves dead
    Are driven, like ghosts from an enchanter fleeing,
    Yellow, and black, and pale, and hectic red,
    Pestilence-stricken multitudes.
    —Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)