Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology

Mapping Keats’s Progress
A Critical Chronology

Of late two dainties were before me plac’d

  • Of late two dainties were before me plac’d
  • Sweet, holy, pure, sacred and innocent,
  • From the ninth sphere to me benignly sent
  • That gods might know my own particular taste.
  • First the soft bag-pipe mourn’d with zealous haste;
  • The Stranger next with head on bosom bent
  • Sigh’d; rueful again the piteous bag-pipe went;
  • Again the Stranger sighings fresh did waste.
  • O bag-pipe thou didst steal my heart away;
  • O Stranger thou my nerves from pipe didst charm —
  • O bag-pipe thou didst re-assert thy sway —
  • Again thou Stranger gav’st me fresh alarm —
  • Alas! I could not choose. Ah! my poor heart,
  • Mum chance art thou with both oblig’d to part.

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Keats, John. “Of late two dainties were before me plac’d.” 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_of_late_two_dainties_were_before.html.

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John Keats, “Of late two dainties were before me plac’d,” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_of_late_two_dainties_were_before.html.

Chicago Style: Bibliography

Keats, John. “Of late two dainties were before me plac’d.” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_of_late_two_dainties_were_before.html.