Talk:The Poetical Works of John Keats/Ode on Melancholy

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What sort of philosophical ideology can be identified in 'ode on melancholy'?

Doing your own homework. And Transience. 16:16, 6 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

page scan[edit]

this has been converted to page scans, the previous version appears to be unsourced and is now contained in the edit history. Cygnis insignis (talk) 03:50, 19 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Original First Stanza[edit]

[removed from unsourced version] This stanza originally began the poem, but was removed before publication:

Though you should build a bark of dead men's bones,
And rear a phantom gibbet for a mast,
Stitch creeds together for a sail, with groans
To fill it out, bloodstained and aghast;
Although your rudder be a Dragon's tail,
Long sever'd, yet still hard with agony,
Your cordage large uprootings from the skull
Of bald Medusa; certes you would fail
To find the Melancholy, whether she
Dreameth in any isle of Lethe dull.


I am so impressed with Wikisource for providing page scans of the original publication. That's something I've dreamed of for the project. That kind of instantly-accessible verifiability is exactly the kind of thing wiki projects need to shake their reputation for unreliability. Keep up the good work, guys! † Raifʻhār Doremítzwr (talk) 01:29, 3 April 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for noting that, if you want to have a go yourself then copy what you found here. It's easy when you've done it a couple of times, happy to show you how. Cygnis insignis (talk) 01:36, 3 April 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]