unsceptred

unsceptred

(ʌnˈsɛptəd)
adj
divested of a sceptre
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Degraded, cold, upon the sodden ground His old right hand lay nerveless, listless, dead, Unsceptred, and his realmless eyes were clos'd; While his bow'd head seem'd listening to the Earth, His antient mother, for some comfort yet.
Saturn's huge footprints lead to an "unsceptred," emasculated Saturn, who sits with "bowed head" in defeat (1.19-20); whilst in stanza 7 of The Eve of St Agnes, Madeline proves completely, even comically, impervious to the efforts of the tip-toe suitors to impress her; she is lost instead in contemplation of Porphyro--that most Keatsian of heroes, effeminate, naive, voyeuristic, and reluctant to engage directly with female corporeality.