My former thoughts returned : the fear that kills ; And hope that is unwilling to be fed ; Cold, pain, and labor, and all fleshly ills ; And mighty Poets in their misery dead. Macmillan's Magazine - Page 2181886Full view
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Geoffrey Durrant - Literary Criticism - 1969 - 161 pages
...situation in it, he must pay an increment of anxiety and pain. The very capacity for joy brings with it 'the fear that kills; And hope that is unwilling to be fed'. The knowledge of good and evil, the capacity to foretell the future, brings with it a sense of all...