Ode to Autumn

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Ode to Autumn

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"Meeting held at “Hilliers”, Northcourt Avenue. 18.XI.40<br/> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Rosamund Wallis in the chair. <br/> <br/> [...] <br/> <br/> 5. Mary S. W. Pollard read “Ode to Autumn”. Rosamund Wallis read “Ode to a Nightingale” these served as an introduction to a talk by F. E. Pollard on Keats’ Poetry. He described his lack of interest in the affairs of the world. Contrasted Keats’ attitude to Nature with those of Wordsworth & Shelley – told how he lived essentially in the present and expressed this in his writings rather than regrets for the past or hopes for the future. Keats, he thought was influenced chiefly by Shakespeare, Spencer and perhaps Milton, while among his immediate friends the influence of Leigh Hunt was a regrettable one. Keats in his turn had a very great influence on most of the Poets of the 19th. Century. Finally Mr. Pollard quoted from the Ode on a Grecian Urn:<br/>   ‘Beauty is Truth, truth beauty – that is all <br/>     Ye know on earth and all ye need to know”. <br/> adding with great temerity that he doubted the truth of this famous statement. <br/> <br/> [...] <br/> <br/> <br/>[signed] Howard R. Smith <br/> 13/12/40"

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Material by kind permission of the XII Book Club. For further information and permission to quote this source, contact the Reading Experience Database (http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/contacts.php).

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England
Related people
Pollard, Mary
Related place
England
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Ode to Autumn

Reading experience
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"Meeting held at “Hilliers”, Northcourt Avenue. 18.XI.40<br/> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Rosamund Wallis in the chair. <br/> <br/> [...] <br/> <br/> 5. Mary S. W. Pollard read “Ode to Autumn”. Rosamund Wallis read “Ode to a Nightingale” these served as an introduction to a talk by F. E. Pollard on Keats’ Poetry. He described his lack of interest in the affairs of the world. Contrasted Keats’ attitude to Nature with those of Wordsworth & Shelley – told how he lived essentially in the present and expressed this in his writings rather than regrets for the past or hopes for the future. Keats, he thought was influenced chiefly by Shakespeare, Spencer and perhaps Milton, while among his immediate friends the influence of Leigh Hunt was a regrettable one. Keats in his turn had a very great influence on most of the Poets of the 19th. Century. Finally Mr. Pollard quoted from the Ode on a Grecian Urn:<br/>   ‘Beauty is Truth, truth beauty – that is all <br/>     Ye know on earth and all ye need to know”. <br/> adding with great temerity that he doubted the truth of this famous statement. <br/> <br/> [...] <br/> <br/> <br/>[signed] Howard R. Smith <br/> 13/12/40"

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Notes
Material by kind permission of the XII Book Club. For further information and permission to quote this source, contact the Reading Experience Database (http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/contacts.php).

How to cite this record

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Accessed on 2020/12/02 18:06:36

Related place
England
Related people
Pollard, Mary
Related place
England
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&lt;br/&gt;
[...] &lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
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Nightingale” these served as an introduction to a talk by F. E. Pollard on Keats’ 
Poetry. He described his lack of interest in the affairs of the world. Contrasted 
Keats’ attitude to Nature with those of Wordsworth &amp; Shelley – told how he lived 
essentially in the present and expressed this in his writings rather than regrets for 
the past or hopes for the future. Keats, he thought was influenced chiefly by 
Shakespeare, Spencer and perhaps Milton, while among his immediate friends the 
influence of Leigh Hunt was a regrettable one. Keats in his turn had a very great 
influence on most of the Poets of the 19th. Century. Finally Mr. Pollard quoted 
from the Ode on a Grecian Urn:&lt;br/&gt;
  ‘Beauty is Truth, truth beauty – that is all &lt;br/&gt;
    Ye know on earth and all ye need to know”. &lt;br/&gt;
adding with great temerity that he doubted the truth of this famous statement. 
&lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
[...] &lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
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