Sonnet ("Ye hasten to the grave! What seek ye there,")
- Moore, Pamela
- Date of entry: Aug-08-1994
Shelley angrily asks why some people chase after death or knowledge of it. To analyze the source of life or the conditions of its end is "vain" curiosity. Such knowledge has no benefit; it merely is a case of man trying to usurp the role of God.
First published: 1823
Oxford Univ. Press