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14 Times John Keats Made You Involuntarily Swoon

As written by John Keats (and as portrayed by Ben Wishaw). Happy 219th birthday, John!

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4. When he was like, "Do you not see how necessary a World of Pains and troubles is to school an Intelligence and make it a soul?"

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(From a letter to George and Georgiana Keats.)

But omg John, if I'm with you, I don't want to grow up.


7. When he was like, "You are always new. The last of your kisses was even the sweetest; the last smile the brightest; the last movement the gracefullest."

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(From a letter to Fanny Brawne.)

Omg thanks, but like, please tell me we can still go thrifting this Sunday.


12. When he was all, "Poetry should strike the Reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a Remembrance."

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(From a letter to John Taylor.)

Makes sense, because when I'm with you, I don't want to forget a single moment aaaayyyy.


14. And finally, when John was like, “Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all / Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know."