Hence Burgundy, Claret, and Port, Away with old hock and madeira! Too earthly ye are for my sport; There's a beverage brighter and clearer!
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Source Notes: "Hence Burgundy, Claret, and Port." The speaker vows to eschew alcohol and instead to "drink at the eye" on sunshine.
John Keats (October 31, 1795 February 23, 1821) was one of the principal poets in the English Romantic movement. During his short life, his work was the subject of constant critical attacks, and it was not until much later that the significance of the cultural change which his work both presaged and helped to form was fully appreciated. Keats's poetry is characterized by an exuberant love of the language and a rich, sensuous imagination; he often felt that he was working in the shadow of past poets, and only towards the end of his life was he able to produce his most original and most memorable poems.
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