Random Keats Sightings

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Re: Random Keats Sightings

Postby Cybele » Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:44 am

Ok -- another random sighting:
(I don't know if anyone has mentioned this yet or not.)
Anybody remember the wonderful series, "Rumpole of the Bailey"? The lovable curmudgeonly barrister, altho' very fond of Wordsworth, quoted "To a Nightingale" in "Rumpole and the Blind Tasting."

It is my very favorite episode.
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Re: Random Keats Sightings

Postby BrokenLyre » Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:19 am

Never heard of it. Sorry.
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Re: Random Keats Sightings

Postby BrokenLyre » Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:47 am

Here's a random sighting:
Last week, my daughter had to take a college exam for placement in the nursing program.
The "English Section" of the test had some essays and questions. The first essay was on "John Keats"! Unreal. She couldn't believe it - of all the possible essays she could have on these exams, and she gets Keats! And she knew so much of his life already so it was easy for her.

Just a strange thing to see on some placement exam in college.
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Re: Random Keats Sightings

Postby Raphael » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:40 pm

Well it may be the medical connection! Physician Poet. :wink:

I found this in the latest Take A Break - a weekly women's magazine (British ) on the Your Big Bonanza puzzle page (prizes amounting to £3,000 are chosen by the winner who does the puzzle )

I'm a winner! John Keates of Briar Lawn, Gloucester, chose Waitrose food and wine, £1,500 cash, a £250 Denby dinner service and donated £250 to the British Heart Foundation after winning the 14 April Big Bonanza
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: Random Keats Sightings

Postby Saturn » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:37 am

Was in London last week, and while racing past St Thomas street [unfortunately unable to stop I spotted the plaque to Keats, marking where he and Henry Stephens lived as students at Guy's Hospital, and where he wrote some of his earliest poems and 'On first reading Chapman's Homer.

Here's some photos for the curious [not mine].

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Re: Random Keats Sightings

Postby BrokenLyre » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:12 pm

Awesome. I wish I could get there....thanks for the post.
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Re: Random Keats Sightings

Postby Raphael » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:22 pm

I'd love to be outside it- I presume it is a privately owned house now?
This house is of a type we have plenty of in my home town- see them almost every day. I bet few have the original features in them though.
Oh forgot to post this- last week there was a programme on TV about the artist Vincent Van Gogh and it was done in a docu drama style; an actor played Van Gogh and he was reading some of To Autumn and praising the poem highly!
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Re: Random Keats Sightings

Postby MrsRsCat » Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:36 pm

Beautuoful building, Saturn, thank you.
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I have never done a link before so if this doesn't work (and it probably won't) apologies. My intention is to post a picture of Benjamin Robert Haydon's house.
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Re: Random Keats Sightings

Postby MrsRsCat » Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:39 pm

No it didn't. I will try again when my daughter can help. sorry. I'm an IT dumbo.
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Re: Random Keats Sightings

Postby MrsRsCat » Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:42 pm

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Re: Random Keats Sightings

Postby Raphael » Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:42 pm

Try loading the pic on Photobucket and then linking it here- that's how I do it .
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Re: Random Keats Sightings

Postby Saturn » Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:11 pm

Highlight the link and then click on Img above your post^, this will add the code to allow us to see the picture.
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Re: Random Keats Sightings

Postby BrokenLyre » Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:28 pm

Raphael, it amazes me how you come across these Keats sightings (hearings).... I must not be paying attention.
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Re: Random Keats Sightings

Postby MrsRsCat » Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:52 pm

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Re: Random Keats Sightings

Postby MrsRsCat » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:00 pm

Sorry. I'll shut up now. Uploading photos is not for cats.
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