CHATTERTON

 

The Bristol Boy-Poet - The house where he was born, opposite St. Mary Redcliffe Church.


 

I thought of Chatterton, the marvellous Boy,
The sleepless Soul that perish'd in its pride; . . .
By our own spirits are we deified;
We Poets in our youth begin in gladness;
But thereof comes in the end despondency and madness.

"Resolution and Independence"
William Wordsworth

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