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" KNOWING within myself the manner in which this Poem has been produced, it is not without a feeling of regret that I make it public. What manner I mean, will be quite clear to the reader, who must soon perceive great inexperience, immaturity, and every... "
Lives of the Illustrious: (the Biographical Magazine). - Page 265
1852
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Life of John Keats

William Michael Rossetti - Biografia - 1887 - 217 pages
...without any aggressive or " devil-may-care" addenda. It is too important to be omitted here : — " Knowing within myself the manner in which this poem...feverish attempt rather than a deed accomplished. The two first books, and indeed the two last, I feel sensible, are not of such completion as to warrant...
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Keats

Sir Sidney Colvin - 1887 - 257 pages
...beautifully says of his own work all that can justly be said in its dispraise. He warns the reader to expect "great inexperience, immaturity, and every error denoting...a feverish attempt rather than a deed accomplished ;" and adds most unboastfully : " It is just that this youngster should die away : a sad thought for...
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The Makers of Modern English: A Popular Handbook to the Greater Poets of the ...

William James Dawson - English poetry - 1890 - 375 pages
...and no criticism could be more just than the criticism of his own preface to it. He says, the reader "must soon perceive great inexperience, immaturity,...feverish attempt rather than a deed accomplished. This may be speaking presumptuously, and may deserve a punishment ; but no feeling man will be forward...
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The Poetical Works of John Keats: Given from His Own Editions and ..., Volume 1

John Keats - 1891
...STBBTCHBD METRE or AN ANXIQCE SONG. INSCRIBED TO THE MEMOBT or THOMAS CHATTERTON. ENDYMIO N. PREFACE. KNOWING within myself the manner in which this Poem...feverish attempt, rather than a deed accomplished. The two first books, and indeed the two last, I feel sensible are not of such completion as to warrant...
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Adonais

Percy Bysshe Shelley - 1891 - 154 pages
...preface hints that his poem was produced under peculiar circumstances. " Knowing within myself," he says, "the manner in which this poem has been produced,...feverish attempt rather than a deed accomplished." We humbly beg his pardon, but this does not appear to us to be " quite so clear " ; we really do not...
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Adonais

Percy Bysshe Shelley - 1891 - 154 pages
...preface hints that his poem was produced under peculiar circumstances. " Knowing within myself," he says, "the manner in which this poem has been produced,...feverish attempt rather than a deed accomplished." We humbly beg his pardon, but this does not appear to us to be " quite so clear " ; we really do not...
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McClure's Magazine ..., Volume 5

1895
...poem, himself written the best criticism which has ever appeared on that youthful work. He said : " Knowing within myself the manner in which this poem...feverish attempt rather than a deed accomplished. The two first books, and indeed the two last, I feel sensible are not of such completion as to warrant...
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All the Year Round

1893
...Keats, in the preface to his "Endymion," says : "Knowing within myself the manner in which this poem haa been produced, it is not without a feeling of regret...feverish attempt, rather than a deed accomplished. ... It is just that this youngster should die away : a sad thought for me, if I had not some hope that...
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English Men of Letters, Volume 13

John Morley - 1894
...beautifully says of his own work all that can justly be said in its dispraise. He warns the reader to expect "great inexperience, immaturity, and every error denoting...a feverish attempt rather than a deed accomplished ;" and adds most unboastfully : " It is just that this youngster should die away : a sad thought for...
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English Men of Letters: Byron, by John Nichol, 1894; Shelley, by John ...

1894
...beautifully says of his own work all that can justly be said in its dispraise. He warns the reader to expect "great inexperience, immaturity, and every error denoting...feverish attempt, rather than a deed accomplished," and adds most unboastfully :—" it is just that this youngster should die away : a sad thought for...
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