Quotation by John Keats

Then felt I like some watcher of the skies
When a new planet swims into his ken;
Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes
He stared at the Pacific—and all his men
Looked at each other with a wild surmise—
Silent, upon a peak in Darien.
John Keats (1795–1821), British poet. On First Looking into Chapman's Homer (l. 9–14). . .

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