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Romantic poets quiz

Some famous lines- but who wrote them? 12 Questions.

 
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1

"Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store?" Not, in truth, a retailer, but the object of an Ode, by...

  • Wordsworth
  • Keats
  • Browning

2

"I travelled among unknown men, In lands beyond the sea".Well, a day trip to Paris it was not..... and the narrator is...

  • Browning
  • Shelley
  • Wordsworth

3

"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings; look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"So read the inscription on an ancient statue of a despot (he didn't have a word processing package), according to.....

  • Keats
  • Byron
  • Shelley

4

"From mighty wrongs to petty perfidy Have I not seen what human things could do?" Not a postscript on the current parliament, but the opening lines of a poem by...

  • Byron
  • Browning
  • Wordsworth

5

"Though the dull brain perplexes and retards: Already with thee! tender is the night"- an idea copied by F Scott Fitzgerald, for a novel; but, much earlier, a phrase coined by...

  • Coleridge
  • Shelley
  • Keats

6

"He has outsoared the shadow of our night; Envy and calumny and hate and pain" .So wrote one of our poets about another... but who was writing these lines?

  • Byron
  • Shelley
  • Wordsworth

7

"A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases". Maybe he should have gone to a well known opticians'..but who was the poet?

  • Wordsworth
  • Keats
  • Byron

8

"Have I not reason to lament What man has made of man?" So ends a poem, apparently written in "early spring", by...

  • Coleridge
  • Shelley
  • Wordsworth

9

"Sweet are thy groves, and verdant are thy fields,Thine olive ripe as when Minerva smil'd" Lines describing the then equivalent of an 18-30 holiday in Greece...written by...

  • Shelley
  • Coleridge
  • Byron

10

"Though Britain owes (and pays you too) so much,Yet Europe doubtless owes you greatly more" Lines, not about MEPS and their allowances, but about the Duke of Wellington...by

  • Shelley
  • Byron
  • Coleridge

11

"Happy is England, sweet her artless daughters;Enough their simple loveliness for me" Ibiza was as yet unknown to him; let alone Brazil!So who was the homely poet?

  • Keats
  • Wordsworth
  • Coleridge

12

"Rarely, rarely, comest thou,Spirit of Delight!" These words later prefaced Elgar's second symphony; but who opened a poem with them?

  • Keats
  • Wordsworth
  • Shelley

 

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