The chariot rolled a captive multitude Was driven; althose who had grown old in power

The Triumph of Life by Percy Bysshe Shelley

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The chariot rolled a captive multitude

Was driven; althose who had grown old in power

Or misery,—all who have their age subdued, Lines 119-121

June 2016

Answer


Reference-

The given lines have been taken from P.B.Shelley's (1792-1822) The Triumph of Life (1822 , published 1824)

Context-

The triumph of life is Shelley’s last incomplete visionary poem in terza rima. He met his untimely death while writing this poem. The speaker appears to be a version of Shelley himself. Here, life himself (on a Triumphal chariot”) appears as the universal conqueror (one