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Selected Poetry of Thomas Chatterton (1752-1770)

from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2005, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

  1. Ælla, a Tragical Interlude (excerpt)
  2. An Excelente Balade of Charitie

Notes on Life and Works

Biographical information

Given name: Thomas
Family name: Chatterton
Birth date: 20 November 1752
Death date: 24 August 1770
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: Thomas Chatterton
          mother: Sarah Chatterton
          brother: Giles Malpas Chatterton
          sister: Mary Chatterton
          Pye Street School: 1757
          Colston's School, Bristol: 1760
Literary period: Augustan
          Bristol: 1752
          London: 1770
Cause of death: Opium overdose
Buried at: Shoe Lane workhouse burying-ground
First RPO edition: 1997