Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology

Mapping Keats’s Progress
A Critical Chronology

Happy is England! I could be content

  • Happy is England! I could be content
  • To see no other verdure than its own;
  • To feel no other breezes than are blown
  • Through its tall woods with high romances blent:
  • Yet do I sometimes feel a languishment
  • For skies Italian, and an inward groan
  • To sit upon an Alp as on a throne,
  • And half forget what world or worldling meant.
  • Happy is England, sweet her artless daughters;
  • Enough their simple loveliness for me,
  • Enough their whitest arms in silence clinging:
  • Yet do I often warmly burn to see
  • Beauties of deeper glance, and hear their singing,
  • And float with them about the summer waters.

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Keats, John. “Happy is England! I could be content.” 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_happy_is_england_i_could_be.html.

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John Keats, “Happy is England! I could be content,” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_happy_is_england_i_could_be.html.

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Keats, John. “Happy is England! I could be content.” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_happy_is_england_i_could_be.html.