1824 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Keats

Anonymous, in Blackwood's Magazine 16 (September 1824) 298.



"Mr Shelley died, it seems, with a volume of Mr Keats's poetry grasped with one hand in his bosom" — rather an awkward posture, as you will be convinced if you try it. But what a rash man Shelley was, to put to sea in a frail boat with Jack's poetry on board! Why, man, it would sink a trireme.