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" The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy ; but there is a space of life between, in which the soul is in a ferment, the character undecided, the way of life uncertain, the ambition thicksighted... "
John Keats: A Literary Biography - Page 69
by Albert Elmer Hancock - 1908 - 234 pages
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The Promise of Happiness: Value and Meaning in Children's Fiction

Fred Inglis - Literary Criticism - 1982 - 348 pages
...moral demands of the impersonal world.19 In a preface to his own poem, Endymion, John Keats wrote: The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy; but there is a space of life between, in which the soul is in a ferment, the character undecided, the way...
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Poetic Form and British Romanticism

Stuart Curran - Literary Criticism - 1986 - 288 pages
...in its preface is not merely self-deprecatory, as it might appear, but rather generically defining: The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy; but there is a space of life between, in which the soul is in ferment, the character undecided, the way...
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The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1989 - 343 pages
...animal admires another animal. Biaise Pascal (1623-1662) French scientist, philosopher Adolescence The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy; but there is a space of life between, in which the soul is in a ferment, the character undecided, the way...
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Out of Bounds: Male Writers and Gender(ed) Criticism

Laura P. Claridge, Elizabeth Langland - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 344 pages
...to the guilt that culture infuses within him to assure the victory of patrilineal (self Jdiscipline. "The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy," Keats says in the preface to Endymion, as he appeals to the making of his own evolutionary parable....
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Poetics of Place: The Poetry of Ralph Gustafson

Dermot McCarthy - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 323 pages
...cride, I do not aspire to be the master of another man's ceremonies. CHAPTER ONE Unauthorized Words The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy; but there is a space of life between, in which the soul is in a ferment, the character undecided, the way...
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And I Quote: The Definitive Collection of Quotes, Sayings, and Jokes for the ...

Ashton Applewhite, Tripp Evans - Reference - 1992 - 499 pages
...enough to tear a telephone book in half — especially if he has a teenage daughter. — Guy Lombardo The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy: but there is a space of life in between, in which the soul is in ferment, the character undecided, the...
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The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1993 - 1092 pages
...ANTHONY HOPE [SIR ANTHONY HOPE HAWKINS! (18631933). British author. The Dolly Dialogues, no. 16 (1894). 8 ory, pt. l.ch. 2 (1988). See jlx. Bull« on ACADEMIA; Hcllman on CONSCIENCE; Updike on C there is a space of life between, in which the soul is in a ferment, the character undecided, the way...
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Keats the Poet

Stuart M. Sperry - Literary Criticism - 1973 - 354 pages
...preoccupations. In the brief, awkwardly apologetic preface Keats published with the poem he wrote: "The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy; but there is a space of life between, in which the soul is in a ferment, the character undecided, the way...
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Oscar Wilde: The Critical Heritage

Karl Beckson - Biography & Autobiography - 1997 - 434 pages
...Perhaps this inconsistency is more attributable to the author than to the school. Keats has told us that the imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy, but there is a space of life between in which the soul is in a ferment, the character undecided, the way...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1997 - 625 pages
...Pout. GEORGE GORDON NOEL BYRON, ÓTH BARON BYRON, (1788-1824) British poet. Beppo, st. 39 (1818). 2 The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy; but there is a space of life between, in which the soul is in a ferment, the character undecided, the way...
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