Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology

Mapping Keats’s Progress
A Critical Chronology

On a Leander Which Miss Reynolds, My Kind Friend, Gave Me

  • Come hither all sweet maidens, soberly
  • Down-looking — ay, and with a chastened light,
  • Hid in the fringes of your eyelids white,
  • And meekly let your fair hands joined be.
  • As if so gentle that ye could not see,
  • Untouch’d, a victim of your beauty bright —
  • Sinking away to his young spirit’s night,
  • Sinking bewilder’d ’mid the dreary sea:
  • ’Tis young Leander toiling to his death.
  • Nigh swooning, he doth purse his weary lips
  • For Hero’s cheek and smiles against her smile.
  • O horrid dream — see how his body dips
  • Dead-heavy; arms and shoulders gleam awhile:
  • He’s gone — up bubbles all his amorous breath!

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MLA Style: Works Cited

Keats, John. “On a Leander Which Miss Reynolds, My Kind Friend, Gave Me.” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, by G. Kim Blank. Edition 3.5 , University of Victoria, 18 October 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_on_a_leander_which_miss_reynolds.html.

Chicago Style: Note

John Keats, “On a Leander Which Miss Reynolds, My Kind Friend, Gave Me,” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.5 , last modified 18th October 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_on_a_leander_which_miss_reynolds.html.

Chicago Style: Bibliography

Keats, John. “On a Leander Which Miss Reynolds, My Kind Friend, Gave Me.” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.5 , last modified 18th October 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_on_a_leander_which_miss_reynolds.html.