Keats; poems published in 1820/Advertisement
THE EVE OF ST. AGNES,
PRINTED FOR TAYLOR AND HESSEY,
If any apology be thought necessary for the appearance of the unfinished poem of Hyperion, the publishers beg to state that they alone are responsible, as it was printed at their particular request, and contrary to the wish of the author. The poem was intended to have been of equal length with Endymion, but the reception given to that work discouraged the author from proceeding.
Fleet-Street, June 26, 1820.