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having a red face from embarrassment or shame or agitation or emotional upset

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of blush color

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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 brink, and leave the world unseen, And with thee fade away into the forest dim: 3 Fade far away, dissolve, and quite forget What thou among the leaves hast never known, The weariness, the fever, and the fret Here, where men sit and hear each other groan; Where palsy shakes a few, sad, last gray hairs, Where youth grows pale, and spectre-thin, and dies; Where but to think is to be full of sorrow And leaden-eyed despairs, Where Beauty cannot keep her lustrous eyes, Or new Love pine at them beyond tomorrow.
When not tasting, debating or discussion the delights of the "true and blushful Hippocrene" the party will enjoy a nautical weekend that includes a visit to HMS Victory and dinner at the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes.
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 thee fade away into the forest dim: ("Ode to a Nightingale" 11-20) The poet wishes for an elixir from nature to enable him and the nightingale to "fade away into the forest dim".
But rather than Keats's blushful Hippocrene, this is a brew--compounded of blood, darkness, screams, mutilated and mutilating birds, ravening dogs, moons that threaten and are threatened, nuns twinned with insects, and angels more like furies--that would disturb Salvador Dali.
Longfellow will never again be as much loved, prized, and memorized as he was in 1850, or even 1950; but when you read him at his best--the sonnets and short ballads, the translations, "The Building of the Ship", "A Psalm of Life"--you know that this is the real stuff--"the true, the blushful Hippocrene." The United States has not engendered so many first-rank poets that we can afford to neglect one.