31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821
A Thing Of Beauty (Endymion)
When I Have Fears
Praise or blame has but a momentary effect on the man whose love of beauty in the abstract makes him a severe critic on his own works.
John Keats (1795-1821), British poet. letter, Oct. 9, 1818. Letters of John Keats, no. 90, ed. Frederick Page (1954). Despite Shelley's assertion in his preface to his elegy Adonais that Keats had suffered from the savage criticism of Endymion (published April 1818)Mwhich, Shelley claimed, "produced the most violent effect on his susceptible mind," and led to Keats' last, fatal illnessKeats himself described Endymion, in the same letter quoted above, as "slip-shod": "Had I been nervous about its being a perfect piece, & with that view asked advice, & trembled over every page, it would not have been written."
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for religionI have shuddered at it. I shudder no moreI could be martyred for my religionLove is my religionI could die for that.
John Keats (1795-1821), British poet. letter, Oct. 13, 1819, to his fiancée Fanny Brawne. Letters of John Keats, no. 160, ed. Frederick Page (1954).
Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?
John Keats (1795-1821), British poet. letter, Feb. 14-May 3, 1819, to his brother and sister-in-law, George and Georgiana Keats. Letters of John Keats, no. 123, ed. Frederick Page (1954).
13 May 12:43
I want you to finger me
01 May 03:58
Bob the Fish
18 Apr 03:54
I is bob I is finding zis very good I is also liking da nemo