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Robert Bridges, ed. (1844–1930).  The Spirit of Man: An Anthology.  1916.
From the Ode to Melancholy

John Keats (1795–1821)
.. SHE 1 dwells with Beauty—Beauty that must die;
  And Joy, whose hand is ever at his lips
Bidding adieu; and aching Pleasure nigh,
  Turning to poison while the bee-mouth sips:
Ay, in the very temple of Delight        5
  Veil’d Melancholy has her sovran shrine,
Tho’ seen of none save him whose strenuous tongue
  Can burst Joy’s grape against his palate fine;
His soul shall taste the sadness of her night
  And be among her cloudy trophies hung.        10
Note 1. Keats. From the Ode to Melancholy. [back]

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