1] Compare Paradise Lost, IX, 445: "As one who long in populous City pent...."
12] Philomel: the nightingale.
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of English, University of Toronto.
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Original text: John Keats, Poems (1817).
First publication date: 1817
RPO poem editor: J. R. MacGillivray
RP edition: 3RP 2.620.
Recent editing: 4:2001/12/28
Form: Italian Sonnet (variant)
Form note: Keats varies the rhyme scheme of the sestet from the traditional 'cdecde' or 'cdcdcd'.
Other poems by John Keats