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Before three swiftest kisses he had told,
(1003) At the end of the draft Keats wrote “ Burford Bridge Nov. 28. 1817—".
The imprint of Endymion is as follows:
T. Miller, Printer, Noble Street, Cheapside.
I. Review by Leigh Hunt of Keats's first volume of Poems
(1817). II. Four Sonnets from Leigh Hunt's Foliage. III. Sonnet written on the blank leaf of Keats's Poems (1817) by
Charles Ollier. IV. Letter from Messrs. C. & J. Ollier to George Keats concerning
Keats's Poems (1817). V. Review of Endymion published in The Quarterly Review in
1818. VI. Review of Endymion and Lamia &c. published in The Edin
burgh Review in 1820.
REVIEW OF KEATS'S
FIRST VOLUME OF POEMS (1817)
WRITTEN BY LEIGH HUNT
and published in The Examiner for the ist of June
and the 6th and 13th of July 1817.
This is the production of the young writer, whom we had the pleasure of announcing to the public a short time since, and several of whose Sonnets have appeared meanwhile in the Examiner with the signature of J. K. From these and stronger evidences in the book itself, the readers will conclude that the author and his critic are personal friends; and they are so,-made however, in the first instance, by nothing but his poetry, and at no greater distance of time than the announcement above-mentioned. We had published one of his Sonnets in our paper, with
Hunt refers in the opening sentence to an article entitled “Young Poets”, which had appeared in The Examiner for the ist of December 1816. “The last of these young aspirants whom we have met with ”, he says, “and who promise to help the new school to revive Nature and
To put a spirit of youth in every thing, is, we believe, the youngest of them all. His name is John Keats. He has not yet published anything except in a newspaper ; but a set of his manuscripts was handed us the other day, and fairly surprised us with the truth of their ambition, and ardent grappling with Nature”. Hunt then prints the sonnet on Chapman's Homer, with