Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology

Mapping Keats’s Progress
A Critical Chronology

O, I am frighten’d with most hateful thoughts

  • Oh, I am frighten’d with most hateful thoughts!
  • Perhaps her voice is not a nightingale’s,
  • Perhaps her teeth are not the fairest pearl;
  • Her eye-lashes may be, for aught I know,
  • Not longer than the May-fly’s small fan-horns;
  • There may not be one dimple on her hand;
  • And freckles many; ah! a careless nurse,
  • In haste to teach the little thing to walk,
  • May have crumpt up a pair of Dian’s legs,
  • And warpt the ivory of a Juno’s neck.

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Keats, John. “O, I am frighten’d with most hateful thoughts.” 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_i_am_frightend_with_most.html.

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Keats, John. “O, I am frighten’d with most hateful thoughts.” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_o_i_am_frightend_with_most.html.