English Literature Primers Volume 3

English Literature Primers Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ... translation of "Anacreon" in 1800; became famous by his later poems, and was intimate with Byron, Shelley, Hunt. He was a lesser Anacreon, his ear for melody excellent, his intellect fertile rather than strong. His songs gave him his widest fame: his poems, satires, the Oriental softness of " Lalla Eookh," his lives of Byron and Sheridan, completed his renown. His songs are sweet, touching, true, bnt want the real force and passion of Burns and Shalcspeare. He was born JOHN KEATS. 67 1780, and died 1851. His "Song of Tara" has in it something of the Celtic fire; and Moore, like the ancient Irish bards, struck bis harp too often in the houses of the great. He was never, like Burns, the poet of the people. JOHN KEATS. To the sincere lover of poetry, for whom it has become a study and a solace, there are no verses more charming than those of Keats. The Greek art he stndied he seems almost to revive. Amidst the admirable poets of his time, he alone has attained a certain rhythmic perfection. Even Shelley has never equalled the melancholy sweetness of the lines to the "Nightingale," or some verses of " St. Agues' Eve." Yet so young, he seems all sadness. His pieces are antumn leaves of withered beanty; one longs for a fresh carol of the spring--Forlorn! the very word is like a bell. To toll me hack, from thee to my soul's self! Keats was born in 1796, and died in 1821. He was sickly, modest, resolnte; a reformer in poetry. He was unfortunate in love, desponding, lonely. Mr. Proctor describes him as fair and manly, a wonderful yonth. He was famous at twenty-four; bis "Hyperion," in 1820, completed his renowu. Soon afterward he died--killed, it was gaidjby au unfavorable revi&w--and was...
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  • English
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