Bulchevy’s Book of English Verse

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629. Fragment of an Ode to Maia
(Written on May-Day, 1818)

MOTHER of Hermes! and still youthful Maia!
May I sing to thee
As thou wast hymned on the shores of Baiae?
Or may I woo thee
In earlier Sicilian? or thy smiles
Seek as they once were sought, in Grecian isles,
By bards who died content on pleasant sward,
Leaving great verse unto a little clan?
O give me their old vigour! and unheard
Save of the quiet primrose, and the span
Of heaven, and few ears,
Rounded by thee, my song should die away
Content as theirs,
Rich in the simple worship of a day.

John Keats. 1795-1821

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Chicago: Unknown, "629. Fragment of an Ode to Maia (Written on May-Day, 1818)," Bulchevy’s Book of English Verse, ed. Sutherland, Alexander, 1853-1902 and trans. Seaton, R. C. in Bulchevy’s Book of English Verse (New York: George E. Wood, ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892), Original Sources, accessed August 11, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4AABRCR7EPJTMLD.

MLA: Unknown. "629. Fragment of an Ode to Maia (Written on May-Day, 1818)." Bulchevy’s Book of English Verse, edited by Sutherland, Alexander, 1853-1902, and translated by Seaton, R. C., in Bulchevy’s Book of English Verse, New York, George E. Wood, ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892, Original Sources. 11 Aug. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4AABRCR7EPJTMLD.

Harvard: Unknown, '629. Fragment of an Ode to Maia (Written on May-Day, 1818)' in Bulchevy’s Book of English Verse, ed. and trans. . cited in ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892, Bulchevy’s Book of English Verse, George E. Wood, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 11 August 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4AABRCR7EPJTMLD.