'Sonnet on Blue'

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'Sonnet on Blue'

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Notes
Wilde's description of the fragment, as well as an assessment of its probable provenance, can be found in the Century Guild Hobby Horse, July 1886.

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'Sonnet on Blue'

Reading experience
Identifer:
ukred-28798

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<p>"What you have given me is more golden than gold, more precious than any treasure this great country could yield me, though the land be a network of railways, and each city a harbour for the galleys of the world.</p> <p>It is a sonnet I have loved always, and indeed who but the supreme and perfect artist could have got from a mere colour a motive so full of marvel: and now I am half enamoured of the paper that touched his hand, and the ink that did his bidding, grown fond of the sweet comeliness of his charactery [...] Again I thank you for this dear memory of the man I love, and thank you also for the sweet and gracious words in which you give it to me: it were strange in truth if one in whose veins flows the same blood as quickened into song that young prince of beauty, were not with me in this great renaissance of art which Keats indeed would have so much loved, and of which he, above all others, is the seed.</p> <p>Let me send you my sonnet on Keats"s grave, which you quote with such courteous compliments in you note, and if you would let it lie near his own papers it may keep some green of youth caught from those withered leaves in whose faded lines eternal summer dwells."</p>

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Notes
Wilde's description of the fragment, as well as an assessment of its probable provenance, can be found in the Century Guild Hobby Horse, July 1886.

How to cite this record

You can copy this item for personal use, share it, and post it on a blog or website. It cannot be used commercially without permission. Please ensure the following credit accompanies it:

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http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/91059
Accessed on 2020/10/29 04:34:42

Related place
USA
Related people
Wilde, Oscar
Related text or manuscript
The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde
Related place
USA
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