Excerpt from A Concordance to the Poems of John Keats Such delicate sensibilities and strong emotions require, for the purposes of art, powerful restraint and an adequate medium of expression. From his early friend and teacher, Charles Cowden Clarke, and through his friendship and intimacy with Leigh Hunt, Keats received much encouragement and inspiration at that impressionable age in the life of an artist when they are most needed. To Hunt this credit, at least, is due, although his in uence on the early style of Keats may not always have been the best. In the society of these two friends and that Of other men Of culture and artistic temperament whom he soon met and made his lifelong friends, Keats began his travel in the realms Of gold and his work of extending their boundaries. Fortunately the noblest and best held his attention. From Spenser, Shakespeare, Chapman, Milton, and Dryden he learned his profoundest lessons, and acquired a correct taste in poetry. Chaucer, Lyly, Drayton, Jonson, Marston, John Fletcher, Thomson, Chatterton, Burns; his famous contemporaries, Wordsworth and Shelley; the great Italians, Dante and Boccaccio; and many others in uenced him more Orless. He became an enthusiastic and critical reader of the English poets; he learned Italian that he might have access to the literature Of Italy; and contemplated, if he did not actually begin, the study Of Greek that he. Might come into direct contact with the culture and love of beauty which animated ancient Hellas, and with which he by nature had much in common. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."