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Keats-Shelley House
The house in Rome where John Keats died in 1821. Since 1909, a Museum and Library dedicated to Keats, Percy & Mary Shelley, and Lord Byron.
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Keats-Shelley House Feb 25
thou can'st Awaken such sweet sympathies, we think Of youth, of genius, gathered like the rose In the first blushing of its purple morn; LEL (Letitia Elizabeth Landon), Lines on seeing a Portrait of Keats (1824)
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Keats-Shelley House Feb 24
Thank you so much for sharing these and your experience. Wonderful. It is an extraordinary place. Did you also visit Shelley's grave?
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Keats-Shelley House Feb 24
24th February 2020. Keats-Shelley House has re-opened after extensive work on our historic ceilings. The newly restored flowers - which were among the last things John Keats saw - are our floral gift to commemmorate the anniversary of Keats' death, on 23rd February 1821.
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Keats-Shelley House Feb 23
Replying to @Keats_Shelley
We should add that the account of Keats' death was written by his devoted friend Joseph Severn, in a letter to Charles Brown, 27th Feb. The sketch of Keats was also by Severn.
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Keats-Shelley House Feb 23
23rd February 1821. John Keats dies in Rome. 'He is gone–he died with the most perfect ease–he seemed to go to sleep. On the 23rd, about 4, the approaches of death came on. “Severn-I–lift me up–I am dying–I shall die easy–don’t be frightened–be firm, and thank God it has come!”
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Keats-Shelley House Feb 14
'Here lies One Whose Name was writ in Water' 14 February 1821, John Keats reveals his epitaph to Joseph Severn. Read Keats-Shelley Curator Giuseppe Albano's pondering fluvial puns in Keats' words on our Facebook page:
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Keats-Shelley House Feb 7
'You must be careful always to wear warm clothing not only in frost but in a thaw...Everybody is ill.' 6th February 1820. John Keats offers health advice to Fanny Brawne, a day after he suffered his first major haemorrhage.
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Keats-Shelley House Feb 4
4th February 1820. John Keats is forbidden to read or write poetry by his doctors following his first major haemorrhage of 3rd February. 'I know the colour of that blood [he told Brown the night before]. That drop of blood is my death warrant - I must die.'
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Keats-Shelley House Jan 24
There is one week to go before the deadline for 2020's Keats-Shelley Prizes. To enter: For last-minute inspiration, listen to our Songbird Playlist - with added Sleeping Beauty after seeing the amazing :
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Keats-Shelley House Jan 24
In honour of Terry Jones. His sensitive recreation of Ewan McTeagle, immortal bard and author of poems like 'If you could see your way to lending me sixpence. I could at least buy a newspaper. That's not much to ask anyone' - among many, many others.
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Angela T. Carr Jan 19
Only 2 weeks to go & still 25 competitions, submissions & opportunities with deadlines by 1 Feb incl. . Get on it!
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Allison Timmins Jan 22
Fragments of ’s life on display at the in . Byron was born .
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Keats-Shelley House Jan 24
The restoration of the ceiling in continues. Here is a before and after picture of the work-in-progress. The flowers on the left have been carefully renovated by our experts. The museum re-opens on 24th February - once work on the right-hand side is finished.
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Young Poets Network Jan 9
The 2020 Edwin Morgan Poetry Award is now accepting entries from young Scottish poets or poets living in Scotland! With a prize of £20,000, it's one of the largest in the UK. Submit an unpublished collection of poetry by March:
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Keats-Shelley House Jan 9
Be this our home in life, and when years heap Their wither'd hours, like leaves, on our decay, Let us become the overhanging day, The living soul of this Elysian isle, Conscious, inseparable, one. PB Shelley, Epipsychidion
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Keats-Shelley House Jan 9
2020's Keats-Shelley and Young Young Romantics Prizes are now accepting entries. Visit: Please also note: the deadline for both competitions has been extended to 31st January.
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Keats-Shelley House Dec 31
Our 5 year-old daughter's favourite books: Enid Blyton's Faraway Tree (rebooted for Young Readers), Kate DiCamillo's Great Joy (beautiful illustrations and social conscience) and the infinite Rainbow Fairies, who honestly have done as much to excite her about books as anything.
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Keats-Shelley House Dec 31
John Keats celebrated New Year's Eve 1817 by bumping into William Wordsworth on a foggy Hampstead Heath. Whatever you are doing tonight, everyone wishes you peace, poetry and of course perfect vision in 2020.
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Keats-Shelley House Dec 25
Happy Christmas to our followers and supporters across the world from . We hope to see you in 2020. The temporary exhibition and gift shop re-open on 2 January. The museum, library and John Keats' apartment re-opens on 24 February.
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Keats-Shelley House Dec 23
Replying to @BCDreyer
Although, John Forsythe's Marley in Scrooged, seems irredemably damned: 'You are going to wind up doomed, just as I am...Get yourself involved. It's too late for me. Not for you.' Even literary houses love Bill Murray and Carol Kane of course...
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