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  Thomas Chatterton: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
Thomas Chatterton (November 20, 1752 - August 24, 1770) was an English poet, remembered chiefly for his success as a forger of pseudo-medieval poetry, and for his suicide at the age of only seventeen.
The poet's father, Thomas Chatterton, was a musical genius, a poet, a numismatist, and a dabbler in the occult.
Chatterton was already known to the readers of the Middlesex Journal as a rival of Junius, under the nom de plume of Decimus.
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 Thomas Chatterton - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
THOMAS CHATTERTON (1752-1770), English poet, was born at Bristol on the loth of November 1752.
Chatterton remained an inmate of Colston's hospital for upwards of six years, and the slight advantages gained from this scanty education are traceable to the friendly sympathy of Phillips, himself a writer of verse, who encouraged his pupils to write.
Chatterton, conceiving the idea of finding sympathy and aid at the hand of some modern Canynge, bethought him of Horace Walpole, who not only indulged in a medieval renaissance of his own, but was the reputed author of a spurious antique in the Castle of Otranto.
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 *Ø*  Wilson's Almanac free daily ezine | Thomas Chatterton, boy poetic genius | Chatterton biography Walpole ...
Chatterton biography Walpole Rowley Adonais forger Romaunte of the Cnyghte hoax poetry
Thomas Chatterton, the English poet, was born on November 20,
Chatterton became apprenticed to an attorney, and continued to study and write poetry.
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 Thomas Chatterton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Assuming the vein of Junius - then in the full blaze of his triumph - he turned, his pen against the Duke of Grafton, the Earl of Bute, and Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, the Princess of Wales.
The collection of poems in which such specimens occur furnishes by far the most remarkable example of intellectual precocity in the whole history of English literature.
This was reprinted in the edition (1803) of Chatterton's Works by Robert Southey and J Cottle, published for the benefit of the poet's sister.
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 AllRefer.com - Thomas Chatterton (English Literature, 1500 To 1799, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Thomas Chatterton, English Literature, 1500 To 1799, Biographies
On the point of starvation, too proud to borrow or beg, he poisoned himself and died at the age of 17.
An original genius as well as an adept imitator, Chatterton used 15th-century vocabulary, but his rhythms and his approach to poetry were quite modern.
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 Life Biography on Thomas Chatterton | Custom Written Biographies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The major works of the English poet Thomas Chatterton (1752-1770) are a group of poems that he claimed had been written by Thomas Rowley, a 15th-century priest.Thomas Chatterton, born in Bristol on Nov. 20, 1752, was the posthumous son of a schoolmaster.
In 1727 his father had acquired many 15th-century parchments, and in these documents Chatterton later pretended to find the poems and records of Thomas Rowley and his circle.In 1760 Chatterton was enrolled in Colston's Hospital School, a charity school restricted to teaching reading, writing, arithmetic, and the principles of the Church of England.
The Poetical Works of Thomas Chatterton (2 vols., 1871) was edited by Walter W. Skeat; it includes an essay on the Rowley poems by Skeat and a memoir by Edward Bell.
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 Poet: Thomas Chatterton - All poems of Thomas Chatterton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Poet: Thomas Chatterton - All poems of Thomas Chatterton
Free Poetry E-Book: 19 poems of Thomas Chatterton
Thomas Chatterton was born in Bristol on November 20, 1752 and is generally regarded as the first Romantic poet in English.
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 Bookfinder: Chatterton Thomas
Including introductions to Chatterton's life, technique, and reputation, this selection shows the historical significance and unexpected range of his poetry, which spans the genres of satire, elegy, lyric, narrative verse, and poetic drama.
Chatterton wrote on scraps of old parchment and posed it as the work of Thomas Rowley and others.
Thomas Chatterton (1752-1770) has been known for his relationships with the Romantics, his forgery of Medieval texts, and for his early suicide.
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 University of Delaware Library: Forging a Collection
Chatterton's access to a chest in his parish church which contained historical documents enabled him to obtain scraps of ancient parchment.
In August 1770, Chatterton committed suicide by swallowing poison and was dead by the age of seventeen.
Chatterton had his supporters, however, and it was not until the end of the nineteenth century that the controversy over Chatterton ended and there was general acceptance that he was the true author of the Rowley poems and the fifteenth-century Bristol monk was merely his invention.
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 Thomas Chatterton
On the 1st of July 1767, Chatterton was transferred to the office of John Lambert, attorney, to whom he was bound apprentice as a clerk.
Some of his modern poems, such as the piece entitled "Resignation", are of great beauty; and those, with the satires, in which he took revenge on all the local celebrities whose vanity or meanness had excited his ire, are alone sufficient to fill a volume.
Chatterton, conceiving the idea of finding sympathy and aid at the hand of some modern Canynge, bethought him to Horace Walpole, who not only induldged in a medieval renaissance of his own, but was the reputed author of a spurious antique in the Castle of Otranto.
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 Thomas Chatterton and the Rowley Poems
As a young boy growing up in Bristol, Thomas Chatterton (1752-1770) spent a great deal of time with his uncle, the sexton of the St. Mary Redcliffe Church.
A sensitive, artistic child, Chatterton began to imagine what the life of the monks who had lived in the church during the fifteenth century must have been like.
Most children manage to maintain a line between their imaginary life and reality, but Chatterton's medieval fantasy world materialized into solid, tangible form when he claimed to find poetry tucked away in a back room of the church that had been written by his imaginary priest.
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 Bristol University | News from the University of Bristol | Chatterton lecture
The lecture is sponsored by the Thomas Chatterton Society, founded last year to mark the 250th anniversary of the poet’s birth.
Thomas Chatterton was born in 1752 and grew up in the shadow of St Mary Redcliffe.
Dr Nick Groom, Reader in English Literature at Bristol University and Secretary of the Thomas Chatterton Society, said: “Chatterton is one of the most interesting, inspiring, and influential poets in English literature, yet until recently has remained in relative neglect, considered at best to be a maverick, at worst a literary forger.
www.bristol.ac.uk /news/2003/297   (483 words)

 William Chatterton Dix - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
William Chatterton Dix (born, June 14,1837; died, September 9, 1898) was a writer of many famous hymns and carols.
He was born in Bristol, England; the son of John Dix, a doctor and writer.
His father gave him his middle name in honor of Thomas Chatterton, a poet who he wrote a biography about before.
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 Antenati: Thomas Chatterton
Thomas Chatterton nato a Bristol nel 1752, precocissimo, scrisse liriche satire articoli giornalistici.
Chatterton si rivela essere un tipico poeta romanticista, insofferente della mediocrità della vita, con il culto del medioevo allora diventato di moda, ma anche con un notevole temperamento lirico.
La sua vicenda ispirò numerosi poeti (così Coleridge in "Monodia in morte di Chatterton", Alfred de Vigny nel dramma "Chatterton" 1832 e in un episodio di "Stello" 1832).
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He took his own life at the age of seventeen, yet his work is credited by many as being the impetus behind the Romantic Movement that later characterised the Victorian period.
he tragic life of Thomas Chatterton has attracted to his beloved church many poets such as Shelley and Wordsworth, to see where the boy poet found his inspiration.
Thomas Chatterton (1752-70) is increasingly recognised for his contribution to poetry.
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 Thomas Chatterton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Thomas Chatterton wurde als Sohn eines Küsters geboren und besuchte die Armenschule von Colston und schrieb mit elf Jahren bereits eine Satire auf einen Methodisten, der seines Vorteils halber seine Gemeinde verlassen hatte.
Mit 14 Jahren nahm er eine Anstellung als Schreiber bei einem Rechtsanwalt in Bristol an und brachte bald darauf alte Gedichte zum Vorschein, die – nach seiner Behauptung – von einem Mönch des 15.
Chatterton ging nach London in der Hoffnung, von Sir Horace Walpole unterstützt zu werden.
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 Semicolon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Then, he went to London, tried to make a living as a professional writer, and, unsuccessful, he committed suicide at the age of seventeen by drinking arsenic.
Samuel Johnson, a contemporary, said of Chatterton: “This is the most extraordinary young man that encountered my knowledge.
It is wonderful how the whelp has written such things.” Later, the Romantic poets–Shelley, Keats, Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Rossetti–all seem to have mentioned Chatterton and tried to make him into some sort of icon for their own ideal of the Romantic Poet.
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After this crushing defeat, Chatterton went to London in 1770, trying, with small success, to sell his well as an adept imitator, Chatterton used 15th-century vocabulary, but his.
Chatterton, Thomas chief poet of the 18th-century andldquo;Gothicandrdquo; literary revival, England's youngest writer of mature verse, and precursor of the Romantic Movement.
Chatterton, Thomas (1752-1770), English poet, born in Bristol Not finding the study of law congenial, Chatterton went to London in 1770 to engage in literary work.
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 Thomas Chatterton - Collection Introduction
In 1880 DGR became preoccupied with the late eighteenth-century poet-prodigy Thomas Chatterton (1752-1770), who committed suicide in London at age 17.
I reflected that my meaning in the line ‘Even to that unknown shrine else deified’ was not that it would have been deified if known, but would have been so except for the interruption of his work by the death he chose.
Although DGR originally wrote this sonnet to accompany Watts-Dunton's edition of Chatterton, (see Allen, Dear Mr Rossetti, 105), it seems clear that by July 1880, when he sent it to Christina and his mother, the sonnet was not going to be published in that way.
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 Thomas Chatterton Early Sources and Responses: Enquiry into the Authenticity of the Poems - Review 0415092558   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Thomas Chatterton Early Sources and Responses: Enquiry into the Authenticity of the Poems - Review 0415092558
Thomas Chatterton Early Sources and Responses: Enquiry into the Authenticity of the Poems/Poems Attributed to Thomas Rowley/a Vindication of the App (Thomas Chatterton)
Revived interest in medieval life and literature during the 18th century led to a fanatical search for antiquarian literary treasures--forgers such as Thomas Chatterton provided these to eager patrons.
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 Selected Poems: Thomas Chatterton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
I had been trying to locate an edition of Chatterton's poems for quite awhile.
This seems to be the only edition in print as of now, and though it is a relatively scant volume, I suppose it will suffice.
Essential for Romantic scholars and enthusiasts, but be aware of what you are ordering before you pay more than the cover price.
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 Thomas Chatterton: Bibliography
The Family Romance of the Imposter-Poet Thomas Chatterton
The Marvellous Boy: The Life and Myth of Thomas Chatterton
Cursory Observations on the Poems Attributed to Thomas Rowley
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 Thomas Chatterton - Review 0838311628   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Thomas Chatterton: the marvelous boy;: The story of a strange life, 1752-1770
One must turn many a page in many a book to find a finer, nobler piece of writing than Mr.
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 About Bristol - Famous People - Thomas Chatterton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The boy-poet Chatterton never gained much fame outside his native Bristol.
He was born in this house near St Mary Redcliffe, in 1752, three months after the death of his schoolmaster father.
He went to London to find fame and fortune, but committed suicide there at the age of 17 when he found his talents unrecognised.
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 Thomas Chatterton Famous Quote, Quotes, Quotations, Proverbs - QuoteMountain.com
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 Oak Knoll Books & Oak Knoll Press
An account of literary and criminal forgery as they were practiced, constructed and theorized in the eighteenth century.
It examines new documents of the financial revolution such as banknotes, bills of exchange and promissory notes and such well known cases as Dr. William Dodd, with 400 prosecutions from 1715 to 1780 and cases of literary forgery by William Lauder, James Macpherson, and Thomas Chatterton.
Chapters on Wenceslaus Hanka, William Lauder, Thomas Chatterton, James MacPherson, William Ireland, Vrain Lucas, Thomas J. Wise and others.
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 Thomas Chatterton
Saving Chatterton: imagining historical transmission in Coleridge.(Thomas Chatterton's romantic poetry)(Critical Essay)
Protest, "nativism," and impersonation in the works of Chatterton and Keats.(Critical Essay)
Thomas Gray's "Daring Spirit": Forging the Poetics of an Alternative Nationalism.(Critical Essay)
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