Literature & Poetry > Keats, John > Isabella, or the Pot of Basil
...These brethen having found by many signs
What love Lorenzo for their sister had,
And how she lov'd him too, each unconfines
His bitter thoughts to other, well nigh mad
That he, the servant of their trade designs
Should in their sister's love be blithe and glad When 'twas their plan to coax her by degrees
To some high noble and his olive trees.
~John Keats, Isabella, or: The Pot of Basil, from Lamia, Isabella, &c.