Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology

Mapping Keats’s Progress
A Critical Chronology

Hither, hither, love

  • Hither, hither, love —
  • ’Tis a shady mead —
  • Hither, hither, love,
  • Let us feed and feed.
  • Hither, hither, sweet —
  • ’Tis a cowslip bed —
  • Hither, hither, sweet!
  • ’Tis with dew bespread!
  • Hither, hither, dear,
  • By the breath of life,
  • Hither, hither, dear,
  • Be the summer’s wife.
  • Though one moment’s pleasure
  • In one moment flies,
  • Though the passion’s treasure
  • In one moment dies;
  • Yet it has not pass’d —
  • Think how near, how near! —
  • And while it doth last,
  • Think how dear, how dear.
  • Hither, hither, hither,
  • Love this boon hath sent —
  • If I die and wither
  • I shall die content.

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MLA Style: Works Cited

Keats, John. “Hither, hither, love.” 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_hither_hither_love.html.

Chicago Style: Note

John Keats, “Hither, hither, love,” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_hither_hither_love.html.

Chicago Style: Bibliography

Keats, John. “Hither, hither, love.” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_hither_hither_love.html.