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John Keats (1795–1821).  The Poetical Works of John Keats.  1884.
 
24. On first looking into Chapman’s Homer
 
 
  MUCH have I travell’d in the realms of gold,
    And many goodly states and kingdoms seen;
    Round many western islands have I been
  Which bards in fealty to Apollo hold.
  Oft of one wide expanse had I been told        5
    That deep-brow’d Homer ruled as his demesne;
    Yet did I never breathe its pure serene
  Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold:
  Then felt I like some watcher of the skies
    When a new planet swims into his ken;        10
  Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes
    He star’d at the Pacific—and all his men
  Look’d at each other with a wild surmise—
    Silent, upon a peak in Darien.
 
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