1820 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Keats

Lord Byron, in Don Juan Canto 11, 1820; Poetical Works, ed. Coleridge (1898-1904) 6:445-46.



John Keats, who was killed of by one critique,
Just as he really promised something great,
If not intelligible, without Greek
Contrived to talk about the gods of late,
Much as they might have been supposed to speak.
Poor fellow! His was an untoward fate;
'Tis strange the mind, that fiery particle,
Should let itself be snuffed out by an article.