chapter  X
THOMAS CHATTERTON,
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T h e history of English romanticism has its tragedy: the life and death of Thomas Chatterton-

The story has been often told, but it may be told again here; for, aside from its dramatic interest, and leaving out of question the absolute value of the Rowley poems, it is most instructive as to the conditions which brought about the romantic revival. It shows by what process antiquarianism became poetry.