Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology

Mapping Keats’s Progress
A Critical Chronology

To a Friend Who Sent Me Some Roses

  • As late I rambled in the happy fields,
  • What time the sky-lark shakes the tremulous dew
  • From his lush clover covert; — when anew
  • Adventurous knights take up their dinted shields:
  • I saw the sweetest flower wild nature yields,
  • A fresh-blown musk-rose; ’twas the first that threw
  • Its sweets upon the summer: graceful it grew
  • As is the wand that queen Titania wields.
  • And, as I feasted on its fragrancy,
  • I thought the garden-rose it far excell’d:
  • But when, O Wells! thy roses came to me
  • My sense with their deliciousness was spell’d:
  • Soft voices had they, that with tender plea
  • Whisper’d of peace, and truth, and friendliness unquell’d.

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MLA Style: Works Cited

Keats, John. “To a Friend Who Sent Me Some Roses.” 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_to_a_friend_who_sent_me.html.

Chicago Style: Note

John Keats, “To a Friend Who Sent Me Some Roses,” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.5 , last modified 18th October 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_to_a_friend_who_sent_me.html.

Chicago Style: Bibliography

Keats, John. “To a Friend Who Sent Me Some Roses.” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.5 , last modified 18th October 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_to_a_friend_who_sent_me.html.