The Works of Lord Byron (ed. Coleridge, Prothero)/Poetry/Volume 7/John Keats

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Who killed John Keats?
"I," says the Quarterly,
So savage and Tartarly;
"'T was one of my feats."

Who shot the arrow?
"The poet-priest Milman
(So ready to kill man)
"Or Southey, or Barrow."

July 30, 1821.
[First published, Letters and Journals, 1830, ii. 506.]

  1. [For Croker's "article" on Keats's Endymion (Quarterly Review, April, 1818, vol. xix. pp. 204-208), see Don Juan, Canto XI. stanza lx. line 1, Poetical Works, 1902, vi. 445, note 4.]