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" But eagles golden-feathered, who do tower Above us in their beauty, and must reign In right thereof; for 'tis the eternal law That first in beauty should be first in might: Yea, by that law, another race may drive Our conquerors to mourn as we do now. "
John Keats: A Literary Biography - Page 179
by Albert Elmer Hancock - 1908 - 234 pages
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Creature and Creator: Myth-making and English Romanticism

Paul A. Cantor - Literary Criticism - 1985 - 223 pages
...golden-feathered, who do tower Above us in their beauty, and must reign In right thereof. For 'tis the eternal law That first in beauty should be first in might. (II.106-19) Oceanus images the increasing degree of freedom reflected in each new heavenly order. He...
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John Keats

Literary Collections - 1987 - 172 pages
...us ... (II. 212-14) The Olympians 'tower' above their parents, the Titans, in beauty, and . . . 'tis the eternal law That first in beauty should be first in might. Yea, by that law, another race rrfay drive Our conquerors to mourn as we do now. (II. 228-31) The optimistic...
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Shelley's Process : Radical Transference and the Development of His Major ...

Tucson Jerrold E. Hogle Associate Professor of English University of Arizona - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 432 pages
...them (ll. 212--14). All this his fellow Titans must finally admit, the Sea God concludes, For 'tis the eternal law That first in beauty should be first in might; Yea, by that law, another race may drive Our conquerors to mourn as we do now. (11.228-31) This non-Christian,...
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Keats's Poetry and the Politics of the Imagination

Daniel P. Watkins - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 228 pages
...golden-feather'd, who do tower Above us in their beauty, and must reign In right thereof; for 'tis the eternal law That first in beauty should be first in might." (2.176-78; 181-82; 224-29) Like Coelus, who had attempted to curb Hyperion's wrath, Oceanus understands...
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Romantic Medicine and John Keats

Florida Hermione de Almeida Professor of English University of Miami - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 432 pages
...nature, as Herder said, only the promise (or perception) of greater beauty. Chapter 20 Evolution of Mind It is the eternal law "That first in beauty should be first in might," Oceanus says in Hyperion (II, 229). But what is beauty? The sea-god's conjunction of the concept of...
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Keats the Poet

Stuart M. Sperry - Literary Criticism - 1973 - 354 pages
...different principle by which the younger race of gods were destined to dispossess their forebears "the eternal law / That first in beauty should be first in might" (1.22829). 176 Wordsworth and Hazlitt were proving materially useful to Keats in considering the...
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The Columbia History of British Poetry

Carl Woodring, James S. Shapiro - Literary Criticism - 2013 - 732 pages
... is the basis of his understanding. Oceanus provides a more general explanation by appealing to "'the eternal law / That first in beauty should be first in might.'" In Keats's "Ode on a Grecian Urn" in one of English poetry's most discussed assertions "'Beauty...
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Selected Poems and Letters of Keats

John Keats, Robert Gittings - Poets, English - 1995 - 301 pages
...golden-feather'd, who do tower 'Above us in their beauty, and must reign 'In right thereof; for 'tis the eternal law "That first in beauty should be first in might: 230 'Yea, by that law, another race may drive 'Our conquerors to mourn as we do now. 'Have ye beheld...
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John Keats and the Loss of Romantic Innocence, Volume 107

Keith D. White, John Keats - Apollo (Greek deity) in literature - 1996 - 194 pages
...golden-feather'd, who do tower Above us in their beauty, and must reign In right thereof; for 'tis the eternal law That first in beauty should be first in might." (217-29) Because "golden-feather'd eagles" would exist only in art or the imagination, we must assume...
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The Insistence of History: Revolution in Burke, Wordsworth, Keats, and ...

Geraldine Friedman - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 270 pages
...he draws from this ground, necessitarian law itself works in a coercive, imperative mode: "for 'tis the eternal law / That first in beauty should be first in might" (H, 2.228-29, emphasis added). This rewriting of inevitability as the forceful imposition of a "should"...
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