Ode to a Nightingale – by John Keats – recited by Benedict Cumberbatch

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Ode to a Nightingale
– John Keats

My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains
         My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk,
Or emptied some dull opiate to the drains
         One minute past, and Lethe-wards had sunk:
‘Tis not through envy of thy happy lot,
         But being too happy in thine happiness,—
                That thou, light-winged Dryad of the trees
                        In some melodious plot
         Of beechen green, and shadows numberless,
                Singest of summer in full-throated ease.
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O, for a draught of vintage! that hath been
         Cool’d a long age in the deep-delved earth,
Tasting of Flora and the country green,
         Dance, and Provençal song, and sunburnt mirth!
O for a beaker full of the warm South,
         Full of the true, the blushful Hippocrene,
                With beaded bubbles winking at the brim,
                        And purple-stained mouth;
         That I might drink, and leave the world unseen,
                And with…

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George RR Martin says winter has arrived in new Game Of Thrones book and things are ‘very dark’ — Metro

George RR Martin is warning fans about the sixth book (Picture: Invision/AP)No one could accuse the Game Of Thrones book of being happy-go-lucky but author George RR Martin has now admitted that the long-awaited sixth book will be really dark. In fact, as dark as it can go because winter has well and truly arrived in…

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