Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology

Mapping Keats’s Progress
A Critical Chronology

O come, dearest Emma! the rose is full blown

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  • O come, dearest Emma! the rose is full blown,
  • The riches of Flora are lavishly strown;
  • The air is all softness, and crystal the streams,
  • The west is resplendently cloathed in beams.
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  • O come! let us haste to the freshening shades,
  • The quaintly carv’d seats, and the opening glades;
  • Where the faeries are chanting their evening hymns,
  • And in the last sun-beam the sylph lightly swims.
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  • And when thou art weary I’ll find thee a bed,
  • Of mosses and flowers to pillow thy head;
  • There, beauteous Emma, I’ll sit at thy feet,
  • While my story of love I enraptured repeat.
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  • So fondly I’ll breathe, and so softly I’ll sigh,
  • Thou wilt think that some amorous zephyr is nigh;
  • Yet no — as I breathe I will press thy fair knee,
  • And then thou wilt know that the sigh comes from me.
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  • Ah! why dearest girl should we lose all these blisses?
  • That mortal’s a fool who such happiness misses;
  • So smile acquiescence, and give me thy hand,
  • With love-looking eyes, and with voice sweetly bland.

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Keats, John. “O come, dearest Emma! the rose is full blown.” 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_o_come_dearest_emma_the_rose.html.

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Keats, John. “O come, dearest Emma! the rose is full blown.” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_o_come_dearest_emma_the_rose.html.