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John Keats

1795–1821. English poet. { Encyclopaedia Britannica }

At a Glance (So Far)

Jane of Lantern Hill (2)

Endymion: A Poetic Romance (1818 poem)

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever. (Book 1, line 1)

Jane of Lantern Hill, chapter 17 (“a thing of beauty and a joy forever”).

Ode to a Nightingale (1819 poem)

Of perilous seas, in faery lands forlorn. (Stanza 7, line 10)

Jane of Lantern Hill, chapter 17 (“Magic seas in fairylands forlorn”).


Keats, John. The Poems of John Keats. Edited by E. De Sélincourt. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1905. Online at

“Endymion: A Poetic Romance,” pp. 51–144; “Ode to a Nightingale,” pp. 191–93.

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