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" Souls of Poets, dead and gone, What Elysium have ye known, Happy field or mossy cavern, Choicer than the Mermaid Tavern? "
John Ford - Page iv
by John Ford - 1888 - 471 pages
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John Keats and the Culture of Dissent

Nicholas Roe - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 315 pages
...a new old sign Sipping beverage dhine, And pledging with contented smack The Mermaid in the zodiac. Souls of poets dead and gone, What elysium have ye...or mossy cavern. Choicer than the Mermaid Tavern? The first line of 'Robin Hood' — 'No! those days are gone away!' — sets the tone of Keats's response...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...I have been cheated into some fine passages but that is nothing. 5487 'Lines on the Mermaid Tavern 're on the run? We are the boys who will stop your...are the boys who will make you think again. PERSE S 5488 'Ode on a Grecian Urn' Thou still unravished bride of quietness, Thou foster-child of silence...
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Book of Humorous Quotations

Connie Robertson - English wit and humor - 1998 - 381 pages
...country which is continually under hatches ... Rain! Rain! Rain! 2241 'Lines on the Mermaid Tavern' Souls of poets dead and gone, What Elysium have ye...field or mossy cavern Choicer than the Mermaid Tavern? 2242 A proverb is no proverb to you till life has illustrated it. KEILLOR Garrison 19422243 The Book...
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Keats

Andrew Motion - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 636 pages
...(1962), px 7 The version of the poem which appears in the letter of 30 January 1 8 1 8 runs as follows: 'Souls of poets dead and gone / What Elysium have ye known, / Happy field or mossy cavern / Fairer than the Mermaid Tavern? / Have ye tippled drink more fine / Than mine host's canary wine;...
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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Oxford University Press, TME. - Reference - 1999 - 1136 pages
...'Lamia' H82O)pt. 2, 1. 229 19 Philosophy will clip an Angel's wings. 'Lamia' ( 1 820) pt. 2, 1. 234 20 Souls of poets dead and gone, What Elysium have ye known, Happy Held or mossy cavern, Choicer than the Mermaid Tavern? Have ye tippled drink more tine Than mine host's...
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Cultivating the Muse: Struggles for Power and Inspiration in Classical ...

Ευφροσύνη Σπέντζου, Don Fowler, The Late Don Fowler - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 312 pages
...unepic pledge of irrationalism: 'To Hell with it — play on' (if 6 was 9)." IIL LIKE WE DID LAST SUMMER Souls of Poets dead and gone, What Elysium have ye...or mossy cavern, Choicer than the Mermaid Tavern? Have ye tippled drink more fine Than mine host's Canary wine? Or are fruits of Paradise Sweeter than...
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A Century of Science and Other Essays

John Fiske - Science - 2002 - 492 pages
...Tavern, where these rare wits were wont to assemble, still live in tradition. As Keats says : — " Souls of poets dead and gone, What Elysium have ye...field or mossy cavern, Choicer than the Mermaid Tavern ? " It has always been believed that this place was one of Shakespeare's favourite haunts. By common...
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Drunk the Night Before: An Anatomy of Intoxication

Marty Roth - Self-Help - 2005 - 228 pages
...continues to be an expression of the convivial event, which is, by desire and definition, only euphoric: Souls of Poets dead and gone, What Elysium have ye...or mossy cavern, Choicer than the Mermaid Tavern. (Jeanneret 149-50; Keats 225)13 Even when the poetry is released from its sympotic context, as with...
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