December 27 1812: Shelley and His Relations

I question if intimacy with my relations would add at all to our tranquility. They would be plotting and playing the Devil, or shewing us to people who would do so:— or they would bore & be dull, or they would take stupid likes or dislikes, & they certainly might cramp the liberty of our movements.

            — Percy Shelley,  in Tremadoc, Wales, December 27, 1812.

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