1821 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Keats

Leigh Hunt to Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1 March 1821; Correspondence of Leigh Hunt (1862) 1:163.



Poor Keats! have you yet heard of him? They send me word from Rome that he is dying; and he is so fearfully sensitive he cannot even bear to receive news from England: but I hope to the last, especially as I have seen remarkable recoveries in consumptive cases. I must leave off. My head began reeling in the middle of the last page.