The Rowley Poems, 1794

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Chatterton--forger, poet and prodigy--took arsenic at the age of seventeen in 1770, the year of Wordsworth's birth. In so doing he established a Romantic myth that has distracted attention from the extraordinary qualities of his poetry. Still more discouraging to modern readers is the pseudo-medieval spelling adopted by Chatterton in passing his poems off as the work of a fifteenth-century priest. The myth, however, can be ignored, and the diction ceases very rapidly to be a problem. To Sharpe, as editor of the ...
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Chatterton--forger, poet and prodigy--took arsenic at the age of seventeen in 1770, the year of Wordsworth's birth. In so doing he established a Romantic myth that has distracted attention from the extraordinary qualities of his poetry. Still more discouraging to modern readers is the pseudo-medieval spelling adopted by Chatterton in passing his poems off as the work of a fifteenth-century priest. The myth, however, can be ignored, and the diction ceases very rapidly to be a problem. To Sharpe, as editor of the 1794 edition (with its first printing of the Coleridge Monody) it seemed that 'Whether the author may have been Rowley or Chatterton. . . [his poems] fully entitle him to be ranked in the fourth place among our British Poets'. Certainly they entitle him to be read.
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Table of Contents

The Preface
Preface to the former Edition
Introductory account of the several pieces
Monody on the Death of Chatterton
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Epistle to Mastre Canynge on AElla 1
Letter to the dygne M. Canynge 5
Entroductionne 9
AElla, a Tragycal Enterlude 10
Goddwyn, a Tragedie (A Fragment) 110
Englysh Metamorphosis 130
The Tournament 137
The Dethe of Syr Charles Bawdin 153
Balade of Charitie 173
Verses to Ladgate 180
Songe to AElla ibid.
Ladgate's Answer 183
Onne Oure Ladies Chyrche 185
On the same 186
Epitaph on Robert Canynge 187
The Storie of William Canynge 188
On Happienesse, by William Canynge 197
Onn Johne a Dalbenie, by the same ibid.
The Gouler's Requiem, by the same 198
The Accounte of W. Canynge's Feast 199
Eclogue the First 200
Eclogue the Second 205
Eclogue the Third 211
Elinoure and Juga 218
Battle of Hastings, No. 1 222
Battle of Hastings, No. 2 251
Glossarial Index 296
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