Keats, John

(1795-1821)
   Born into a working-class family, Keats by the age of 14 was an orphan and caring for his younger siblings. After education at Clark's School, Enfield, he was apprenticed to a surgeon and was licensed to practice as an apothecary in 1816. In the same year, his poem "O Solitude" was published by Leigh Hunt (see Hunt, James Henry Leigh) in the Examiner. He knew Wordsworth and Shelley (see entries) and began to participate in the activities of literary people in London. In 1818 his brother Tom died of tuberculosis, and within a year Keats too was stricken with the disease. In search of a better climate, he went to Italy, and died in Rome. He had asked that his epitaph read, Here lies one whose name was writ in water. He is memorialized by a tablet in Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey. It is probable that Keats produced more great poetry at an earlier age than any other poet. Some of his other publications: Sleep and Poetry, 1816. Hyperion, 1818. Lamia, 1819. Ode to a Nightingale, 1819. Ode to Psyche, 1819. The Eve of St. Agnes, 1819. To Autumn, 1819.
   Sources: Dictionary of National Biography. Electronic Edition 1.1. Oxford University Press, 1997. Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite DVD, 2006. English Poetry: Author Search. Chadwyck-Healey Ltd., 1995 (http://www.lib.utexas.edu:8080/search/epoetry/author.html). Biography and Works of John Keats (http://www.john-keats.com). The National Portrait Gallery (www.npg.org.uk). The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). The Complete Poems of John Keats. John Barnard, ed. Penguin Books, 1988. The Oxford Companion to English Literature. 6th edition. Margaret Drabble, ed. Oxford University Press, 2000. Westminster Abbey Official Guide (no date). Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia).

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