Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology

Mapping Keats’s Progress
A Critical Chronology

Mother of Hermes! and still youthful Maia

  • Mother of Hermes! and still youthful Maia!
  • May I sing to thee
  • As thou wast hymned on the shores of Baiae?
  • Or may I woo thee
  • In earlier Sicilian? or thy smiles
  • Seek, as they once were sought, in Grecian isles,
  • By bards who died content in pleasant sward,
  • Leaving great verse unto a little clan?
  • O give me their old vigour, and unheard,
  • Save of the quiet primrose, and the span
  • Of heaven, and few ears
  • Rounded by thee, my song should die away,
  • Content as theirs,
  • Rich in the simple worship of a day.

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Keats, John. “Mother of Hermes! and still youthful Maia.” 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_mother_of_hermes_and_still_youthful.html.

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John Keats, “Mother of Hermes! and still youthful Maia,” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_mother_of_hermes_and_still_youthful.html.

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Keats, John. “Mother of Hermes! and still youthful Maia.” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_mother_of_hermes_and_still_youthful.html.