1819 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Chatterton

John Keats to John Hamilton Reynolds, 21 September 1819; in Works, ed. H. Buxton Forman (1901) 5:93.



I always somehow associate Chatterton with autumn. He is the purest writer in the English Language. He has no French idiom, or particles like Chaucer — 'tis genuine English Idiom in English words.