Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology

Mapping Keats’s Progress
A Critical Chronology

On Visiting the Tomb of Burns

  • The town, the churchyard, and the setting sun,
  • The clouds, the trees, the rounded hills all seem,
  • Though beautiful, cold — strange — as in a dream,
  • I dreamed long ago, now new begun.
  • The short-liv’d, paly summer is but won
  • From winter’s ague, for one hour’s gleam;
  • Though sapphire-warm, their stars do never beam
  • All is cold beauty; pain is never done
  • For who has mind to relish, Minos-wise,
  • The real of beauty, free from that dead hue
  • Sickly imagination and sick pride
  • Cast wan upon it? Burns! with honour due
  • I have oft honour’d thee. Great shadow, hide
  • Thy face; I sin against thy native skies.

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MLA Style: Works Cited

Keats, John. “On Visiting the Tomb of Burns.” 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_on_visiting_the_tomb_of_burns.html.

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John Keats, “On Visiting the Tomb of Burns,” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_on_visiting_the_tomb_of_burns.html.

Chicago Style: Bibliography

Keats, John. “On Visiting the Tomb of Burns.” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_on_visiting_the_tomb_of_burns.html.