Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology

Mapping Keats’s Progress
A Critical Chronology

Oh! how I love, on a fair summer’s eve

  • Oh! how I love, on a fair summer’s eve,
  • When streams of light pour down the golden west,
  • And on the balmy zephyrs tranquil rest
  • The silver clouds, far — far away to leave
  • All meaner thoughts, and take a sweet reprieve
  • From little cares: — to find, with easy quest,
  • A fragrant wild, with Nature’s beauty drest,
  • And there into delight my soul deceive.
  • There warm my breast with patriotic lore,
  • Musing on Milton’s fate — on Sydney’s bier —
  • Till their stern forms before my mind arise:
  • Perhaps on the wing of poesy upsoar, —
  • Full often dropping a delicious tear,
  • When some melodious sorrow spells mine eyes.

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Keats, John. “Oh! how I love, on a fair summer’s eve.” 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_oh_how_i_love_on_a.html.

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John Keats, “Oh! how I love, on a fair summer’s eve,” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_oh_how_i_love_on_a.html.

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Keats, John. “Oh! how I love, on a fair summer’s eve.” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_oh_how_i_love_on_a.html.