1] First published in a Plymouth newspaper (1838). Copied by Keats into Severn's copy of Shakespeare's Poems, facing "A Lover's Complaint." September 28, 1820. For almost a century this sonnet was generally believed to be Keats's last poem; it now seems fairly certain that it was written not later than April, 1819, perhaps in February.
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Original text: Richard Monckton Milnes, Life, Letters and Literary Remains of John Keats (New York: Putnam, 1848). PR 4836 A4 1848 ROBA
First publication date: 1848
Publication date note: First published in a Plymouth newspaper (1838).
RPO poem editor: J. R. MacGillivray
RP edition: 3RP 2.645.
Recent editing: 4:2001/12/17*2:2001/12/17
Form: English Sonnet
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