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" This living hand, now warm and capable Of earnest grasping, would, if it were cold And in the icy silence of the tomb... "
Secreted Desires: The Major Uranians - Hopkins, Pater and Wilde - Page 245
by Michael Matthew Kaylor - 2006 - 457 pages
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The Poetical Works of John Keats

John Keats - English poetry - 1906 - 349 pages
...sequel of this day, though labour 'tis immense! LINES SUPPOSED TO HAVE BEEN ADDRESSED TO FANNY BBAWNE THIS living hand, now warm and capable Of earnest...haunt thy days and chill thy dreaming nights That thou would[st]wish thine own heart dry of blood So in my veins red life might stream again, And thou be...
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John Keats: His Life and Poetry, His Friends, Critics and After-fame

Sidney Colvin - 1917 - 598 pages
...characters in some such historical play as he had been meditating in the weeks before Christmas: — This living hand, now warm and capable Of earnest...my veins red life might stream again, And thou be conscience-calm'd — see here it is — I hold it towards you. For several days after the haemorrhage...
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John Keats: His Life and Poetry, His Friends, Critics and After-fame

Sidney Colvin - 1917 - 598 pages
...characters in some such historical play as he had been meditating in the weeks before Christmas: — This living hand, now warm and capable Of earnest grasping, would, if it were cold 456 LETTERS FROM THE SICK-BED And in the icy silence of the tomb, So haunt thy days and chill thy dreaming...
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The Poetical Works of John Keats

John Keats - English poetry - 1917 - 491 pages
...'tis immense1. LINES SUPPOSED TO HAVE BEEN ADDRESSED TO FANNY BRAWNE THIS living hand, now warmfand capable Of earnest grasping, would, if it were cold And in the icy silence of tho tomb, So haunt thy days and chill thy dreaming nights That thou would[st | wish thine own heart...
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John Keats

Walter Jackson Bate - Biography & Autobiography - 2009 - 780 pages
...minutes, a few days, indeed a month. But before trying to go on with the poem he wrote these lines: This living hand, now warm and capable Of earnest...haunt thy days and chill thy dreaming nights That thou wouldst wish thine own heart dry of blood So in my veins red life might stream again, And thou be conscience-calm'd—...
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A Book of Love Poetry

Jon Stallworthy - Poetry - 1986 - 393 pages
...let me Gather you up and gather The power of trains advancing Further, advancing further. "John Keats This living hand, now warm and capable Of earnest...haunt thy days and chill thy dreaming nights That thou wouldst wish thine own heart dry of blood So in my veins red life might stream again, And thou be conscience-calmed...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 1132 pages
...InvP; LiTB; MoShBr; OnUR; OxBChV; PoEL-4 This Living Hand, Now Harm and Capable 61 That thou wouldst en( (1. 5—6) BoLoP; HAP; InPK; InPS; NOBE; NoP; OAEL-2; OxBSP To Autumn 62 Season of mists and mellow...
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Metaphors of Genre: The Role of Analogies in Genre Theory

David Fishelov - Literary Criticism - 2010
...the established tradition but carries them in totally new directions, is Keats's "This Living Hand": This living hand, now warm and capable Of earnest...haunt thy days and chill thy dreaming nights That thou wouldst wish thine own heart dry of blood, So in my veins red life might stream again. And thou be...
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Creating States: Studies in the Performative Language of John Milton and ...

Angela Esterhammer - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 245 pages
...between ordinary language and literary language. Take, for example, Keats's final haunting fragment: This living hand, now warm and capable Of earnest...my veins red life might stream again, And thou be conscience-calm'd. See, here it is I hold it towards you. (Keats 503) Beginning with a deictic 'this,'...
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Keats, Narrative and Audience: The Posthumous Life of Writing

Andrew Bennett - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 254 pages
...powerful formulation of such a 'death' may be read in Keats's enigmatic fragment-poem 'This living hand': This living hand, now warm and capable Of earnest...my veins red life might stream again, And thou be conscience-calm'd - see here it is I hold it towards you - K The poem is an exemplary expression of...
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