Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology

Mapping Keats’s Progress
A Critical Chronology

The Gothic looks solemn

  • The Gothic looks solemn,
  • The plain Doric column
  • Supports an old bishop and crosier;
  • The mouldering arch,
  • Shaded o’er by a larch
  • Stands next door to Wilson the Hosier.
  • Vice — that is, by turns, —
  • The black tassell trencher or common hat;
  • The Chantry boy sings,
  • The steeple-bell rings,
  • And as for the Chancellor — dominat).
  • There are plenty of trees,
  • And plenty of ease,
  • And plenty of fat deer for parsons;
  • And when it is venison,
  • Short is the benison, —
  • Then each on a leg or thigh fastens.

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Keats, John. “The Gothic looks solemn.” 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_the_gothic_looks_solemn.html.

Chicago Style: Note

John Keats, “The Gothic looks solemn,” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_the_gothic_looks_solemn.html.

Chicago Style: Bibliography

Keats, John. “The Gothic looks solemn.” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_the_gothic_looks_solemn.html.