Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Land and sea, weakness and decline are great separators, but death is the great divorcer for ever.
John Keats (1795-1821), British poet. letter, Sept. 30, 1820. Letters of John Keats, no. 239, ed. Frederick Page (1954).
Written shortly after embarking from England on his last journey to Italy, where he succumbed to tuberculosis, Feb. 23, 1821.