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" Half-hidden, like a mermaid in sea-weed, Pensive awhile she dreams awake, and sees, In fancy, fair St. Agnes in her bed, But dares not look behind, or all the charm is fled. "
The Poetical Works of John Keats: In Two Parts - Page 36
by John Keats - 1846
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Heroes of Literature: English Poets. A Book for Young Readers

John Dennis - Poets, English - 1883 - 406 pages
...and sees In fancy fair St. Agnes in her bed, But dares not look behind or all the charm is fled. " Soon, trembling in her soft and chilly nest, In sort of wakeful swoon, perplexed she lay, Until the poppied warmth of sleep oppressed Her soothed limbs, and soul fatigued...
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Fair Words about Fair Woman

Oliver Bell Bunce - Women in literature - 1883 - 320 pages
...and sees, In fancy, fair St. Agnes in her bed, But dares not look behind, or all the charm is fled. Soon, trembling in her soft and chilly nest, In sort of wakeful swoon, perplexed she lay, Until the poppied warmth of sleep oppressed Her soothed limbs, and soul fatigued...
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The English poets, selections, ed. by T.H. Ward. Wordsworth to Dobell ...

Thomas Humphry Ward - 1883
...and sees, In fancy, fair St. Agnes in her bed, But dares not look behind, or all the charm is fled. Soon, trembling in her soft and chilly nest, In sort of wakeful swoon, perplexed she lay, Until the poppied warmth of sleep oppressed Her soothed limbs, and soul fatigued...
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The Works of John Keats: With an Introduction and Bibliography

John Keats - Poetry - 1994 - 491 pages
...sees, In fancy, fair St Agnes in her bed, But dares not look behind, or all the charm is fled. xxvn Soon, trembling in her soft and chilly nest, In sort...from joy and pain; Clasp'd like a missal where swart Paynims17 pray; Blinded alike from sunshine and from rain, As though a rose should shut, and be a bud...
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Selected Poems and Letters of Keats

John Keats, Robert Gittings - English letters - 1995 - 301 pages
...In fancy, fair St. Agnes in her bed, But dares not look behind, or all the charm is fled. XXVII 235 Soon, trembling in her soft and chilly nest, In sort...away; Flown, like a thought, until the morrow-day; 240 Blissfully haven'd both from joy and pain; Clasp'd like a missal where swart Paynims pray; Blinded...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 891 pages
...sees, In fancy, fair St. Agnes in her bed, But dares not look behind, or all the charm is fled, 27 Soon, trembling in her soft and chilly nest, In sort...perplex'd she lay, Until the poppied warmth of sleep oppress 'd Her soothed limbs, and soul fatigued away; Flown, like a thought, until the morrow-day;...
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John Keats and the Loss of Romantic Innocence

Keith D. White - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 194 pages
...And on her silver cross soft amethyst, ..." (25). The "pleasant smotherings" continue in stanza 27: Soon, trembling in her soft and chilly nest, In sort of wakeful swoon, perplex 'd she lay, Until the poppied warmth of sleep oppress'd Her soothed limbs, and soul fatigued...
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Reading The Eve of St.Agnes: The Multiples of Complex Literary Transaction

Jack Stillinger - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 200 pages
...In fancy, fair St. Agnes in her bed, But dares not look behind, or all the charm is fled. XXVII. 235 Soon, trembling in her soft and chilly nest, In sort...away; Flown, like a thought, until the morrow-day; 240 Blissfully haven'd both from joy and pain; Clasp'd like a missal where swart Paynims pray; Blinded...
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The Discovery of Poetry: A Field Guide to Reading and Writing Poems

Frances Mayes - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2001 - 494 pages
...sees, In fancy, fair St. Agnes in her bed, But dares not look behind, or all the charm is fled. XXVII Soon, trembling in her soft and chilly nest, In sort...perplex'd she lay, Until the poppied warmth of sleep oppress 'd Her soothed limbs, and soul fatigued away; Flown, like a thought, until the morrow-day;...
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British Romanticism and the Science of the Mind

Alan Richardson - Literary Criticism - 2001
...can become death-like, as in The Eve of St. Agnes: In sort of wakeful swoon perplex'd she lay, L'ntil the poppied warmth of sleep oppress'd Her soothed...away; Flown, like a thought, until the morrow-day. (236-39) Here the soul itself appears, unexpectedly yet revealingly, to be a transient brain function,...
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