You Favorite Quotes from Keats's Letters

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Re: You Favorite Quotes from Keats's Letters

Postby Ennis » Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:33 pm

keatsgrove wrote:And now I suddenly, strongly, want to know what his laugh sounded like.


Highly infectious, no doubt, especially if those boys/men were throwing out right-and-left those bawdy puns they were so fond of :wink: :wink: :wink: :lol: :lol:
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Re: You Favorite Quotes from Keats's Letters

Postby Raphael » Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:15 pm

Oh, yes! to be a guest at those card-playing, cigar-smoking "all-male bonding parties". . . . that lasted until the wee hours of the morn. To be able to associate with Keats when he was at his healthiest, most gregarious, and most humorous -- not that I could EVER, EVER hold a candle to that intellect of his -- or that of all of his friends, especially, I think Woodhouse, Taylor, and possible Reynolds and Brown. Shoot, I'd be so intimidated to be in the company of such awesome . . . EVERYTHING that I'd sit like "a knot on a log" and just throw back the wine (ah! claret) and possibly sneak a sip or two or ... from the ol' laudanum bottle and ABSORB it all. If only . . . .


I often wish i could go back in time, be invisbile and sneak in to one of their boys' evenings and see John as you say "at his healthiest, most gregarious, and most humorous"- he must have had such charm and been fun to be around.



And now I suddenly, strongly, want to know what his laugh sounded like.
Highly infectious, no doubt, especially if those boys/men were throwing out right-and-left those bawdy puns they were so fond of :wink: :wink: :wink: :lol: :lol:


I am wondering a lot what his laugh sounded like too. I like to think it resembled Ben Whishaw's laugh in the scene after he and Fanny spar at their first meeting - that was one cute laugh!
John....you did not live to see-
who we are because of what you left,
what it is we are in what we make of you.

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Re: You Favorite Quotes from Keats's Letters

Postby Cybele » Sat Apr 23, 2011 4:52 am

keatsgrove wrote:And now I suddenly, strongly, want to know what his laugh sounded like.

:D Me too! :lol:
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Re: You Favorite Quotes from Keats's Letters

Postby Raphael » Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:50 pm

Especially if any of us was THE ONE to make him laugh! :D
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Re: You Favorite Quotes from Keats's Letters

Postby keatsgrove » Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:41 am

Especially if any of us was THE ONE to make him laugh!


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Re: You Favorite Quotes from Keats's Letters

Postby Raphael » Sun Apr 24, 2011 2:42 pm

keatsgrove wrote:
Especially if any of us was THE ONE to make him laugh!


Absolutely!


Would be a treat to make him laugh. :D
I often wonder how often Miss Brawne made him laugh- it seems she was witty and she did like comedy....
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who we are because of what you left,
what it is we are in what we make of you.

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Re: You Favorite Quotes from Keats's Letters

Postby Pearse » Sun May 22, 2011 7:01 am

I am somewhat new to Keats but of what i have read so far-

"indeed I am almost astonished that any absent one should have that luxurious power over my senses which I feel. Even when I am not thinking of you I receive your influence and a tenderer nature steeling upon me. All my thoughts, my unhappiest days and nights have I find not at all cured me of my love of Beauty, but made it so intense that I am miserable that you are not with me"

This rocks me to my core every time i read it, i thank Dan Simmons for after reading his Hyperion omnibus i sought out these works and will never look back
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Re: You Favorite Quotes from Keats's Letters

Postby BrokenLyre » Mon May 23, 2011 9:20 pm

Wow - another great visceral quote from our dear friend. I have never read this one - so thank you for the quote.
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