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John Keats: Ode on a Grecian Urn

by John Keats Ode to a NightingaleOde to PsycheOde on a Grecian Urn Thou still unravish'd bride of quietness, Thou foster-child of silence and slow time, Sylvan historian, who ca…

John Keats: Ode to a Nightingale

by John Keats Ode on a Grecian UrnOde to a Nightingale My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk, Or emptied some dull opiate to the …

John Keats: Ode to Psyche

by John Keats Ode on a Grecian UrnFancyOde to Psyche O Goddess! hear these tuneless numbers, wrung By sweet enforcement and remembrance dear, And pardon that thy secrets should b…

John Keats: Ode on indolence

To AutumnOde on indolence They toil not, neither do they spin.Matthew 6:28 One morn before me were three figures seen, With bowed necks, and joined hands, side-faced; And one behin…

John Keats: Ode to May

O thou whose face hath felt th...On a DreamOde to May Mother of Hermes! and still youthful Maia! May I sing to thee As thou wast hymned on the shores of Baiæ? Or may I woo thee In earlier S…

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Ode

OdeSung in the Town Hall, Concord, July 4, 1857O tenderly the haughty day Fills his blue urn with fire; One morn is in the mighty heaven, And one in our desire. The cannon booms from town…

Brewer's: Cist Urn

(A). An urn for the ashes of those buried in cists. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894CisterciansCist A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T…

Brewer's: Grecian Bend

(The). An affectation in walking, with the body stooped slightly forward, assumed by English ladies in 1875. The silliness spread to America and other countries which affect passing odditie…

Brewer's: Grecian Stairs

A corruption of greesing stairs. Greesings (steps) still survives in the architectural word grees, and in the compound word de-grees. There is still on the hill at Lincoln a flight of stone…

John Keats: Ode

To AutumnSonnetsOde Bards of Passion and of Mirth, Ye have left your souls on earth! Have ye souls in heaven too, Double-lived in regions new? Yes, and those of heaven commune With the sphe…