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First Line: Like listless lullabies of sail-swept seas
Last Line: His lyric argosy!
Alternate Author Name(s): Paget, R. L.
Subject(s): Keats, John (1795-1821); Poetry & Poets

LIKE listless lullabies of sail-swept seas
Heard from still coves, and dulcet-soft as these,
Such is the echo of his perfect song,
It lives, it lingers long!

We love him more than all his wonder tales,
Sweeter his own song than his nightingale's;
No voice speaks, in the century that has fled,
So deathless from the dead!

How many stately epics have been tossed
Rudely against Time's shore, and wrecked and lost,
While Keats, the dreaming boy, floats down Time's
His lyric argosy!

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