Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology

Mapping Keats’s Progress
A Critical Chronology

Where be ye going, you Devon maid

1

  • Where be ye going, you Devon maid?
  • And what have ye there i’ the basket?
  • Ye tight little fairy just fresh from the dairy,
  • Will ye give me some cream if I ask it?

2

  • I love your meads, and I love your flowers,
  • And I love your junkets mainly;
  • But ’hind the door, I love kissing more —
  • O look not so disdainly!

3

  • I love your hills, and I love your dales,
  • And I love your flocks a-bleating —
  • But O on the hether to lie together,
  • With both our hearts a-beating.

4

  • I’ll put your basket all safe in a nook
  • And your shawl I hang up on this willow,
  • And we will sigh in the daisy’s eye
  • And kiss on a grass green pillow.

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MLA Style: Works Cited

Keats, John. “Where be ye going, you Devon maid.” 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_where_be_ye_going_you_devon.html.

Chicago Style: Note

John Keats, “Where be ye going, you Devon maid,” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_where_be_ye_going_you_devon.html.

Chicago Style: Bibliography

Keats, John. “Where be ye going, you Devon maid.” Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, Edition 3.3 , last modified 5th September 2020. https://johnkeats.uvic.ca/poem_where_be_ye_going_you_devon.html.