Chapter: English Literature During The Romantic Period
Percy Bysshe Shelley was generous with his money to a fault. He went bankrupt not due to any sort of extravagance (though he was certainly accustomed to a particular lifestyle), but because he supported his elders. Among those under Percy's financial care was William Godwin, Mary's father. Godwin didn't particularly like Percy in the beginning, but I suppose the money helped grease the skids.
FUN FACT: Godwin didn't like Percy to start with because Percy swept 16-year-old Mary off on a six-week, whirlwind trip of Europe that left them all homesick and destitute. That's actually a pretty good reason to hate someone.
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