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" I think a little change has taken place in my intellect lately — I cannot bear to be uninterested or unemployed, I, who for so long a time have been addicted to passiveness. "
Life, letters, and literary remains, of John Keats - Page 98
by Richard Monckton Milnes (1st baron Houghton.) - 1848
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Majestic Indolence: English Romantic Poetry and the Work of Art

Willard Spiegelman - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 240 pages
...his brother and sister-inlaw right before printing "On Sitting Down to Read King Lear Once Again": "[A] little change has taken place in my intellect...very gradual ripening of the intellectual powers" (Letters, 1 :214). At the end of his great creative period (September 22, 1819), however, he writes...
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John Keats: The Critical Heritage

G.M. Matthews - Reference - 2003 - 444 pages
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John Keats and the Loss of Romantic Innocence

Keith D. White - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 194 pages
...after his first encounter with it, although a letter to Bailey offers perhaps the best explanation: Nothing is finer for the purposes of great productions,...intellectual powers As an instance of this — observe — 1 sat down to read King Lear once again the thing appeared to demand the prologue of a sonnet....
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Keats

Andrew Motion - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 636 pages
...and a new version of the 'deep eternal theme'. Shortly after completing them, he told his brothers: 'I think a little change has taken place in my intellect...long a time, have been a[d]dicted to passiveness.' Keats was loath to admit it, but his sense of recommitment had something to do with his recent visit...
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Shakespeare and the Editorial Tradition

Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Humanities Stephen Orgel, Stephen Orgel, Sean Keilen - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 418 pages
...the Land" — You shall hear whriher it will be Quarto or non Quarto, picture or non Picture. . . . I think a little change has taken place in my intellect lately — l cannot bear to be oninterested or onemployed, I, who for so long a time, liave been addicted...
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The Challenge of Keats: Bicentenary Essays 1795-1995

Allan C. Christensen, Anthony L. Johnson, Giuseppe Galigani - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 313 pages
...onwards, Keats lived in a progressively voracious state of self-enclosure, admitting to his brothers that a little change has taken place in my intellect lately...productions, than a very gradual ripening of the intellectual powers.41 By now Keats was aware of being strong and determined although physically frail, and ever...
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The Major Works

John Keats - Poetry - 2001 - 667 pages
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 13

Allardyce Nicoll - Drama - 2002 - 200 pages
...determination and strength.' I call attention first to the sentences, ' Nothing is finer for the purpose of great productions than a very gradual ripening of the intellectual powers. As an instance of this ... I sat down yesterday to read "King Lear" once again.' Their meaning is not clear. But Keats has...
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The 64 Sonnets

Edward Hirsch - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 145 pages
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John Keats - Life and Letters (1795-1821)

Lord Houghton - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 248 pages
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