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John Keats
John Keats

An English romantic poet, John Keats moved in the same social circles as Shelley and Wordsworth. Their influence enabled him to publish his first collection, "Poems", in 1817. Critics were not fond of his follow up piece, "Endymion", which was dismissed as nonsense. Undeterred, he continued to write poetry, creating this third and best volume, "Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and Ot…

Date of Birth: October 31, 1795
Date of Death: February 23, 1821


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"A thing of beauty is a joy forever; its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness." John Keats
Endymion (1818) Bk. I, l. 1 "From an epic poem by Keats, it continues, "but still will keep A bower quiet for us, and a sleep Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing." Add Category or Author

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"Love in a hut, with water and a crust, / Is - Love forgive us! - cinders, ashes, dust." John Keats
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"I love you the more in that I believe you had liked me for my own sake and for nothing else." John Keats
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"Parting they seemed to tread upon the air,/ Twin roses by the zephyr blown apart / Only to meet again more close." John Keats
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"St Agnes' Eve - Ah, bitter chill it was! / The owl, for all his feathers, was a-cold; / The hare limped trembling through the frozen grass, / And silent was the flock in woolly fold." John Keats
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"Then on the shore Of the wide world I stand alone, and think Till love and fame to nothingness do sink" John Keats
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"I stood tip-toe upon a little hill." John Keats
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"My passions are all asleep from my having slumbered till nearly eleven and weakened the animal fiber all over me to a delightful sensation about three degrees on this sight of faintness -- if I had teeth of pearl and the breath of lilies I should call it languor -- but as I am I must call it laziness. In this state of effeminacy the fibers of the brain are relaxed in common with the rest of the body, and to such a happy degree that pleasure has no show of enticement and pain no unbearable frown. Neither poetry, nor ambition, nor love have any alertness of countenance as they pass by me." John Keats
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"Here are sweet-peas, on tip-toe for a flight:/ With wings of gentle flush o'er delicate white,/ And taper fingers catching at all things, / To bind them all about with tiny rings." John Keats
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"Where's the cheek that doth not fade, / Too much gazed at?" John Keats
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"Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced; even a proverb is no proverb to you till your life has illustrated it" John Keats
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"Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?" John Keats
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"And there I shut her wild, wild eyes / With kisses four." John Keats
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"The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy; but there is a space of life between, in which the soul is in a ferment, the character undecided, the way of life uncertain, the ambition thick-sighted: thence proceeds mawkishness." John Keats
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"The poetry of the earth is never dead." John Keats
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"Though a quarrel in the streets is a thing to be hated, the energies displayed in it are fine; the commonest man shows a grace in his quarrel." John Keats
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"Here lies one whose name was writ in water." John Keats
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"When I behold, upon the night's starred face, / Huge cloudy symbols of a high romance." John Keats
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"Oh what can ail thee, wretched wight, / Alone and palely loitering; / The sedge is withered from the lake, / And no birds sing." John Keats
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"An extensive knowledge is needful to thinking people- it takes away the heat and fever; and helps, by widening speculation, to ease the Burden of the Mystery" John Keats
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"I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for religion --I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more --I could be martyred for my religion --Love is my religion --I could die for that." John Keats
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