Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology

Mapping Keats’s Progress
A Critical Chronology

For there’s Bishop’s Teign

  • 1
  • For there’s Bishop’s Teign
  • And King’s Teign
  • And Coomb at the clear Teign head —
  • Where close by the stream
  • You may have your cream
  • All spread upon barley bread.
  • 2
  • There’s Arch Brook
  • And there’s Larch Brook
  • Both turning many a mill
  • And cooling the drouth
  • Of the salmon’s mouth
  • And fattening his silver gill.
  • 3
  • There is Wild Wood,
  • A mild hood
  • To the sheep on the lea o’ the down,
  • Where the golden furze
  • With its green thin spurs,
  • Doth catch at the maiden’s gown.
  • 4
  • There is Newton Marsh
  • With its spear grass harsh —
  • A pleasant summer level
  • Where the maidens sweet
  • Of the Market Street
  • Do meet in the dusk to revel.
  • 5
  • There’s the barton rich
  • With dyke and ditch
  • And hedge for the thrush to live in,
  • And the hollow tree
  • For the buzzing bee,
  • And a bank for the wasp to hive in.
  • 6
  • And O, and O
  • The daisies blow,
  • And the primroses are waken’d,
  • And the violet white
  • Sits in silver plight,
  • And the green bud’s as long as the spike end.
  • 7
  • Then who would go
  • Into dark Soho
  • And chatter with dack’d-hair’d critics,
  • When he can stay
  • For the new-mown hay
  • And startle the dappled prickets?

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MLA Style: Works Cited

Keats, John. “For there’s Bishop’s Teign.” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, by G. Kim Blank. Edition 3.3 , University of Victoria, 5 September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_for_theres_bishops_teign.html.

Chicago Style: Note

John Keats, “For there’s Bishop’s Teign,” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_for_theres_bishops_teign.html.

Chicago Style: Bibliography

Keats, John. “For there’s Bishop’s Teign.” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_for_theres_bishops_teign.html.