Quotation by John Keats

My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains
My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk,
Or emptied some dull opiate to the drains
One minute past, and Lethe-wards had sunk:
John Keats (1795–1821), British poet. Ode to a Nightingale (l. 1–4). . .

The Complete Poems [John Keats]. John Barnard, ed. (3d ed., 1988) Penguin.
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