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LIFE,

LETTERS, AND LITERARY REMAINS,

OF

JOHN KEATS.

EDITED BY

RICHAEL MONCKTON MILNES.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON:
EDWARD MOXON, DOVER STREET.

CONDON: BRATPURY AND EVANS, PRINT.RS, WHITEFRIARS.

LIFE AND LETTERS

OF

JOHN KEATS.

THE greater part of this summer (1819) was passed

at Shanklin, in the Isle of Wight, in company with Mr. Brown, who earnestly encouraged the full development of the genius of his friend. A combination of intellectual effort was here attempted which could hardly have been expected to be very successful. They were to write a play between them—Brown to supply the fable, characters, and dramatic conductKeats, the diction and the verse. The two composers sat opposite at a table, and as Mr. Brown sketched out the incidents of each scene, Keats translated them into his rich and ready language. As a literary diversion, this process was probably both amusing and instructive, but it does not require any profound

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