These almost unpunctuated lines are in Nbk 5, which was in use during S.’s last months at Marlow and first months in Italy, and are apparently an improvise in rhyming, similar to his bouts rímés it seems to me extremely odd’. Medwin recalled a later more successful occasion (1821) when ‘A word was chosen, and all the rhymes to it in the language, and they were very numerous, set down, without regard to their corresponding meanings, and in a few minutes he [Shelley] filled