from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Chatterton, Thomas 1752-1770. British poet who fooled scholars by ascribing his poetry to a 15th-century monk, Thomas Rowley. Unable to support himself by writing, Chatterton became dejected and took his own life at age 18. His work and example influenced the romantic poets.


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  • Poetry.] [Footnote 10: Masson's reconstruction of the scene between Chatterton and the editor of the _Freeholder's Magazine_ is very convincing (see his _Chatterton: a Biography_, p. 160).] [Footnote 11: Almost everything that we know of Chatterton in London was ascertained by Sir H. Croft and printed in his _Love and Madness_

    The Rowley Poems

  • We do not call Chatterton "his victim," because we do not think him so; but he, or any one in his position, might have turned him from the love of an unworthy notoriety to the pursuit of a laudable ambition.

    The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 3, February, 1851

  • This word Chatterton has not interpreted, but the context shews that it is used in the sense of _good_.

    The Rowley Poems

  • On the American side of the stream was an eminence called Chatterton's Hill, and on the evening of the 27th Colonel Haslet was stationed on this height, with sixteen hundred men, in order to prevent the enfilading of the right wing of the army.

    The Conqueror

  • (Soundbite of "Chatterton") Mr. JORGE: (Singing in foreign language) NICKSON: At times, Seu Jorge's presentation seems offhandedly casual.

    The Life Melodic with Seu Jorge

  • For example, there's a growling version of "Chatterton," an ode to suicide by French singer Serge Gainsbourg.

    The Life Melodic with Seu Jorge

  • But a decided "hit" was 'Chatterton' (1835), an adaption from his prose-work 'Stello, ou les

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • "Chatterton," and first played at Paris on February 12, 1835, with great success.

    A History of English Romanticism in the Eighteenth Century

  • [31] "Chatterton," a drama by Jones and Herman, was played at the

    A History of English Romanticism in the Eighteenth Century

  • But a decided "hit" was 'Chatterton' (1835), an adaption from his prose-work

    Cinq Mars — Complete


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