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S.A. Bent, comp. Familiar Short Sayings of Great Men. 1887.

John Keats

  • [An English poet; born in London, 1795 or 1796; published his first poems, 1817, “Endymion” being severely criticised by “The Quarterly Review;” died at Rome, 1821.]
  • Here lies one whose name was writ in water.

  • The epitaph dictated by himself for his monument in the Protestant cemetery in Rome.
  • “Men’s evil manners live in brass; their virtues
  • We write in water.”
  • Henry VIII., IV. 2.