Thomas Love Peacock was an accomplished poet, essayist, opera critic, and satiric novelist. He was a close friend of Percy Bysshe Shelley and they influenced each other's work.
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The day has pass’d in storms, though not unmix’d
With transitory calm. The western clouds,
Dissolving slow, unveil the glorious sun,
Majestic in decline. The wat’ry east
Glows with the many-tinted arch of Heav’n.
We hail it as a pledge that brighter skies
Shall bless the...