Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology

Mapping Keats’s Progress
A Critical Chronology

Four seasons fill the measure of the year

  • Four seasons fill the measure of the year;
  • Four seasons are there in the mind of man.
  • He has his lusty spring, when fancy clear
  • Takes in all beauty with an easy span:
  • He hath his summer, when luxuriously
  • Spring’s honied cud of youthful thought he loves
  • To ruminate, and by such dreaming nigh
  • His nearest unto heaven: quiet coves
  • His soul has in its autumn, when his wings
  • He furleth close; contented so to look
  • On mists in idleness — to let fair things
  • Pass by unheeded as a threshold brook.
  • He has his winter too of pale misfeature,
  • Or else he would forego his mortal nature.

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Keats, John. “Four seasons fill the measure of the year.” 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_four_seasons_fill_the_measure_of.html.

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John Keats, “Four seasons fill the measure of the year,” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_four_seasons_fill_the_measure_of.html.

Chicago Style: Bibliography

Keats, John. “Four seasons fill the measure of the year.” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_four_seasons_fill_the_measure_of.html.