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Robert Bridges, ed. (1844–1930).  The Spirit of Man: An Anthology.  1916.
 
From Letters

John Keats (1795–1821)
 
I HAVE 1 relapsed into those abstractions which are my only life.—I feel escaped from a new strange and threatening sorrow, and am thankful for it. There is an awful warmth about my heart like a load of immortality…. The roaring of the wind is my wife, and the stars through the window-pane are my children. The mighty abstract Idea of Beauty stifles the more divided and minute domestic happiness.  1
 
Note 1. Keats. From Letters. Sept. 22 and Oct. 1818. [back]
 
 
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