1824 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Keats

William Hazlitt, in Select British Poets (1824) in Works, ed. Howe (1932) 9:244-45.



Mr. KEATS is also dead. He gave the greatest promise of genius of any poet of his day. He displayed extreme tenderness, beauty, originality, and delicacy of fancy; all he wanted was manly strength and fortitude to reject the temptations of singularity in sentiment and expression. Some of his shorter and later pieces are, however, as free from faults as they are full of beauties.