Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology

Mapping Keats’s Progress
A Critical Chronology

I cry your mercy — pity — love! — aye, love

  • I cry your mercy — pity — love! — aye, love,
  • Merciful love that tantalises not,
  • One-thoughted, never-wand’ring, guileless love,
  • Unmask’d, and being seen — without a blot!
  • O! let me have thee whole, — all — all — be mine!
  • That shape, that fairness, that sweet minor zest
  • Of love, your kiss, — those hands, those eyes divine,
  • That warm, white, lucent, million-pleasured breast, —
  • Yourself — your soul — in pity give me all,
  • Withhold no atom’s atom or I die,
  • Or living on perhaps, your wretched thrall,
  • Forget, in the mist of idle misery,
  • Life’s purposes, — the palate of my mind
  • Losing its gust, and my ambition blind!

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Keats, John. “I cry your mercy — pity — love! — aye, 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_i_cry_your_mercy_pity_love.html.

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John Keats, “I cry your mercy — pity — love! — aye, love,” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_i_cry_your_mercy_pity_love.html.

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Keats, John. “I cry your mercy — pity — love! — aye, love.” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_i_cry_your_mercy_pity_love.html.