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To a Skylark

To a Skylark


by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Skylarks used to be a delicacy. Apparently their tongues were a special favorite. Yum! (Source.)

Shelley published his first book at 18. It was a novel with the catchy title Zastrozzi. Apparently it was lousy. Hey, everyone has to start somewhere. (Source.)

There are about 2000 species of firefly! (That includes the bug Shelley calls a glow-worm.) (Source.)

Shelley was kind of a rebel. He was kicked out of college at Oxford for his scandalous writings about atheism. (Source.)

He was also kind of a player. He managed to elope twice, with two different women! (Source.)

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