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5953 John Keats 1795-1821 John Bartlett

AUTHOR:John Keats (1795–1821)
QUOTATION:Here lies one whose name was writ in water. 1
WORKS:John Keats Collection.
Note 1.
See Chapman, Quotation 20.

Among the many things he has requested of me to-night, this is the principal,—that on his gravestone shall be this inscription.—Richard Monckton Milnes (Lord Houghton): Life, Letters, and Literary Remains of John Keats. Letter to Severn, vol. ii. p. 91. [back]