How sweet it is to sit and read the tales
Of mightiest poets and to hear the while
Sweet music, which when the attention fails
Fill the dim pause

John Keats was born #OnThisDay, 31st October 1795, in Moorgate, London, where his father worked in a livery stable at the Swan and Hoop inn. A small blue plaque at the site reads

In a house on this site the “Swan and Hoop” John Keats, Poet, Was born 1795


John Keats was born #OnThisDay, 31st October 1795. And on 31st October 1820 the 25 year old poet also first set foot on Italian soil after 35 days at sea and 10 in quarantine. Keats-Shelley Memorial Association podcast 🔗

The poet Percy Bysshe Shelley was born #OnThisDay, 4th August 1792.

Prometheus Unbound

The Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley died #OnThisDay, 8th July 1822, at the age of 29, when his boat went down in a sudden storm off the coast of the Gulf of La Spezia.

Shelley's grave in Rome

William Wordsworth was born on 7th April 1770. #OnThisDay 250 years ago.

William Blake, poet and printmaker, was born #OnThisDay 1757 BBC In Our Time

The great Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley was born #OnThisDay in 1792 - The Later Romantics

RT @BBCInOurTime: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, conceived in a long summer storm in 1816, was published #OnThisDay 1818

RT @BBCInOurTime: Lord Byron, poet, was born #OnThisDay 1788

RT @britishlibrary: Percy Bysshe Shelley died #otd in 1822. Explore how he came to write his poem ‘To a Skylark’ ht…

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