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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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Romanticism and the Androgynous Sublime

Warren Stevenson - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 153 pages
...subject to change: "We fall by course of Nature's law, not force Of thunder, or of Jove . . . for 'tis the eternal law That first in beauty should be first in might." The articulation of this theme by the more yielding Oceanus, in contrast to the blustering rhetoric...
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Epic Grandeur: Toward a Comparative Poetics of the Epic

Masaki Mori - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 261 pages
...deposed sea-god tries to persuade the Titans to accept their defeat by the Olympians by saying that it is "the eternal law / That first in beauty should be first in might." 70 The centrality of beauty makes the precept sound propitious to the peace and harmony of transition....
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Apocalypse and Millennium in English Romantic Poetry

Morton D. Paley - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 334 pages
...perfection treads, A power more strong in beauty, born of us And fated to excel us ... . . . for 'tis the eternal law That first in beauty should be first in might. (212-14, 228-9) It has been observed that there are self-undermining contradictions in Oceanus's speech,...
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Keats

Andrew Motion - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 636 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. In broad narrative terms, the plan of 'Hyperion' is clear. But as these famous lines indicate, its...
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The Cambridge Companion to Keats

Susan J. Wolfson - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 272 pages
...all naked truths, And to envisage circumstance, all calm, That is the top of sovereignty . . . '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 (2.181-82, 203-5, H8-31)...
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A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on the Poems of John Keats

John R. Strachan - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 198 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: Yea, by that law, another race may drive Our conquerors to mourn as we do now. Have ye beheld the young...
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A World History of Art

Hugh Honour, John Fleming - Art - 2005 - 936 pages
...insidiously conditioned the attitudes of Europeans to themselves and to others, encouraging belief in 'the eternal law that first in beauty should be first in might', as John Keats put it in Hyperion (1818). The composition of the Discobolus is confined to a single...
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Power, Plain English, and the Rise of Modern Poetry

David Rosen - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 224 pages
...suggests that the poetry written by such a mind must surpass in power the work of precursors ("for 'tis the eternal law / That first in beauty should be first in might" [II. 228229]), Keats himself never writes such poetry. Indeed, "Hyperion" itself breaks off before...
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