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Of mists, mellow fruitfulness, mortality and conkers


John Keats wrote his ode To Autumn nearly 200 years ago today – when Septembers were cooler, and the poet was near the end of his short life

Undoubtedly one of the best-known first lines in English poetry, “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” was written by John Keats on this day nearly 200 years ago in his ode To Autumn.

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