Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology

Mapping Keats’s Progress
A Critical Chronology

Spenser, a jealous honorer of thine

  • Spenser! a jealous honourer of thine,
  • A forester deep in thy midmost trees,
  • Did last eve ask my promise to refine
  • Some English that might strive thine ear to please.
  • But Elfin-Poet, ’tis impossible
  • For an inhabitant of wintry earth
  • To rise like Phoebus with a golden quell
  • Fire-wing’d and make a morning in his mirth:
  • It is impossible to escape from toil
  • O’ the sudden and receive thy spiriting: —
  • The flower must drink the nature of the soil
  • Before it can put forth its blossoming.
  • Be with me in the summer days, and I
  • Will for thine honour and his pleasure try.

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Keats, John. “Spenser, a jealous honorer of thine.” 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_spenser_a_jealous_honorer_of_thine.html.

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Keats, John. “Spenser, a jealous honorer of thine.” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_spenser_a_jealous_honorer_of_thine.html.