The Romantics - including poets William Blake and William Wordsworth - lived in the 18th century, but their passionate ideas about imagination and nature are still influential today.
Keats's Winchester walk was no idyllic stroll – he had espionage on his mind.
The singer had Romantic notions in common with the poet – as well as with William Blake, Mary Shelley, and John Keats.
Whoever finds it beautiful is beyond help, quipped critic Eduard Hanslick upon hearing Franz Liszt’s Sonata in B minor for the first time. Fortunately, posterity did not agree with him.