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Selected Poetry of John Keats (1795-1821)

from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Image of John Keats

Index to poems

White hawthorn, and the pastoral eglantine;
Fast fading violets cover'd up in leaves;
And mid-May's eldest child,
The coming musk-rose, full of dewy wine,
The murmurous haunt of flies on summer eves.
        (Ode to a Nightingale, 46-50)
  1. Bright Star, Would I were Steadfast as Thou Art
  2. Endymion (excerpt)
  3. The Eve of St. Agnes
  4. Fancy
  5. The Human Seasons
  6. Hyperion (excerpt)
  7. If By Dull Rhymes Our English Must Be Chain'd
  8. La Belle Dame sans Merci
  9. Lines on the Mermaid Tavern
  10. Meg Merrilies
  11. Ode on a Grecian Urn
  12. Ode on Melancholy
  13. Ode to a Nightingale
  14. Ode to Psyche
  15. On First Looking into Chapman's Homer
  16. On Sitting Down to Read King Lear Once Again
  17. Robin Hood
  18. To Autumn
  19. To Homer
  20. To One who has been Long in City Pent
  21. To Sleep
  22. When I have Fears that I may Cease to Be

Biographical information

Given name: John
Family name: Keats
Birth date: 31 October 1795
Death date: 23 February 1821
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: Thomas Keats
          mother: Frances Keats
          brother: George Keats
          brother: Thomas Keats
          sister: Frances Mary Llanos
          Clarke School at Enfield: 1803
          Apprenticeship to Thomas Hammond, surgeon: 1811
          Guy's Hospital: 1815
Literary period: Romantic
          24 Moorfields Pavement Row, London: 31 October 1795
          Margate: 1816 to 1817
          Isle of Wight: 1817
          London: 1818
          Wentworth Place, Hampstead: 1818
          Rome: 1821
Cause of death: Consumption
Buried at: Protestant Cemetery, near pyramid of Gaius Cestius
First RPO edition: 1997