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Happy Birthday Keats!

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 October 31, 1795 - on this day was Keats born. 

And in honor of the day, here is a bit from "Ode to a Nightingale": 

        Away! away! for I will fly to thee, 
    Not charioted by Bacchus and his pards, 
        But on the viewless wings of Poesy, 
    Though the dull brain perplexes and retards: 
        Already with thee! tender is the night, 
    And haply the Queen-Moon is on her throne, 
        Cluster'd around by all her starry Fays; 
                But here there is no light, 
    Save what from heaven is with the breezes blown 
        Through verdurous glooms and winding mossy ways.
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On October 31st, 2008 02:00 pm (UTC), rampantwhistler commented:
Indeed! I shall have to go out and purchase myself a bottle of claret and toast in honor of our favorite poet tonight.
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On November 1st, 2008 05:33 am (UTC), zuz211 replied:
Yay! Keats definitely deserves a toast!
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