CHATTERTON, Thomas (Chatterton Thomas)( English poet.)
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Biography CHATTERTON, Thomas (Chatterton Thomas)
Born November 20, 1752 in Bristol, after the death of his father, a church sexton. As a boy spent much time in church. In school, when Shelter Colston, encouraged by a mentor, he began to write poetry. In 1768 he sent to Bristol Journal fictional description of the opening 13 in the. old bridge, which stood on the site of a new. Description attracted the attention of the local amateur Antiquities W. Barrett, which Chatterton gave to the original number of forged documents under 15 in. literary texts. Two of them, in t.ch. big play in verse, Eila (Aelle), he was sent to H. Walpole, he first received them, but then rejected as fake. In 1765, Chatterton went to the teachings of Bristol attorney, but by the beginning of 1770 he worked in the London periodical. Wanting to break the contract with the owner, he threatened suicide, and that in April 1770 sent him to London
. Chatterton's poetry on contemporary English and psevdosredneangliyskom (on behalf of a fictitious' Thomas Rowley, . abbot ') marked the high skill of versification and powerful imagination, she admired William Wordsworth, . S. Coleridge and D. Kitts, . compared the 'wonder boy' with Robert Burns, and she has influenced Poe,
. Disputes over 'poems Rowley' gave birth at one time an extensive literature. Under his name Chatterton has published only memory Beckford Elegy (Elegy on Beckford, 1770). Exhausted by poverty, desperation to find a patron for his 'ancient poetry', Chatterton committed suicide in London on August 24, 1770.