To Leigh Hunt

A Dedication

Glory and loveliness have pass'd away;

For if we wander out in early morn,

No wreathed incense do we see upborne

Into the east, to meet the smiling day:

No crowd of nymphs soft voic'd and young, and gay;

In woven baskets bringing ears of corn,

Roses, and pinks, and violets, to adorn

The shrine of Flora in her early May.

But there are left delights as high as these,

And I shall ever bless my destiny,

That in a time, when under pleasant trees

Pan is no longer sought, I feel a free,

A leafy luxury, seeing I could please

With these poor offerings, a man like thee.

This sonnet by Keats varies the sequence of rhymes, with verses 1, 4, 5 and 8 rhyming on the same sound. The tradition, followed for example by Oliver Simon, is to set verses 2, 3, 6 and 7 indented because they rhyme on another sound. In my setting I have achieved this by giving those verses the class name "secondaryrhyme". (View ... Source!) Resize the window to see how the display remains logical at different screen sizes. Compare this with the Bartleby edition at where the lines are illogically packed into table cells and the indents are done with non-breaking spaces. Home