Today is Thomas Chatterton's birthday!

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Today is Thomas Chatterton's birthday!

Postby Cath » Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:24 pm

The poet Thomas Chatterton (whom Keats deeply admired) would have been 260 today, had he not died of self-administered arsenic poisoning at the age of 17 and been able to defy human mortality :) .

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Re: Today is Thomas Chatterton's birthday!

Postby Raphael » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:19 am

Poor Thomas- hope he is much happier wherever he is now. did not live to see-
who we are because of what you left,
what it is we are in what we make of you.

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