This sonnet was written in February 1819. Keats copies it into a letter sent to his brother and sister-in-law, George and Georgiana Keats. Composed just days before ‘La Belle Dame Sans Merci’, this sonnet shows clear similarities in theme and content. Published in The London Magazine two months after Keats’ death, its inclusion is a testament to the ongoing dedication to the work of the younger Romantics demonstrated by the magazine under the editorship of John Scott.
From The London Magazine, April 1821
I floated with, about that melancholy storm.
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