John Keats (1795–1821), British poet. letter, Oct. 14-31, 1818, to his brother and sister-in-law, George and Georgiana Keats. Letters of John Keats, no. 94, ed. Frederick Page (1954).
Two years later (Aug. 1820) Keats wrote, "I am certain that I have said nothing in a spirit to displease any woman I would care to please; but still there is a tendency to class women in my books with roses and sweetmeats."