Who 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 (2002) - Lucy Richards
... whom Peter Barlow meets while buying a bouquet for Shelley Unwin ... He later marries Lucy, telling her that he and Shelley have split up ... 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 ...
List Of Coronation Street Characters (2005) - Zack
... September 2005 Profile Occupation Psychiatrist Zack is a psychiatrist who treats Shelley Unwin when her anxiety overtakes so much of her life that she is rarely able to ... 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 ... 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
... 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 ... Bartholomew Gosnold, is buried at All Saints Church, Shelley ...

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    And whether life had been before that sleep
    The Heaven which I imagine, or a Hell

    ‘Like this harsh world in which I wake to weep,
    I know not.
    —Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)

    The Galilean is not a favourite of mine. So far from owing him any thanks for his favour, I cannot avoid confessing that I owe a secret grudge to his carpentership.
    —Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)

    I have made my bed
    In charnels and on coffins, where black death
    Keeps record of the trophies won
    —Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)