Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology

Mapping Keats’s Progress
A Critical Chronology

Give me your patience sister while I frame

  • Give me your patience, sister, while I frame
  • Exact in capitals your golden name:
  • Or sue the fair Apollo and he will
  • Rouse from his heavy slumber and instill
  • Great love in me for thee and Poesy.
  • Imagine not that greatest mastery
  • And kingdom over all the realms of verse
  • Nears more to heaven in aught than when we nurse
  • And surety give to love and brotherhood.
  • Anthropophagi in Othello’s mood;
  • Ulysses stormed, and his enchanted belt
  • Glow with the muse, but they are never felt
  • Unbosom’d so and so eternal made,
  • Such tender incense in their laurel shade,
  • To all the regent sisters of the Nine,
  • As this poor offering to you, sister mine.
  • Kind sister! aye, this third name says you are;
  • Enchanted has it been the Lord knows where.
  • And may it taste to you like good old wine,
  • Take you to real happiness and give
  • Sons, daughters and a home like honied hive.

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MLA Style: Works Cited

Keats, John. “ Give me your patience sister while I frame .” 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_give_me_your_patience_sister_while.html.

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John Keats, “ Give me your patience sister while I frame ,” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_give_me_your_patience_sister_while.html.

Chicago Style: Bibliography

Keats, John. “ Give me your patience sister while I frame .” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_give_me_your_patience_sister_while.html.