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Jul 8, 2013
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Today in 1822

Percy Bysshe Shelley, 29, is drowned while sailing with a friend off Viareggio and is cremated on the beach onto which his body is washed. Strangely, his heart will not burn. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley carries it with her in a silken shroud for the rest of her life.

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