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Lambert's Office

Apprentice Scrivener

3 July 1767 - 23 April 1770. 

Iconic Moments Nos. 6 to 10

Age: 14-17

Aprenticeship Indentures Thomas ChattertonJPG

Chatterton's Apprenticeship

As a Scrivener at Lambert's

Started 3rd July 1767.

 His indentures were cancelled

Two years and 10 months later

After Lambert Discovered

Chatterton's Mock Will in the Office

Lambert's Office, Corne Street, Bristol, & Millerd's Map of 1671. 

Corne Street (Corn St) is shown from 'F' to 'E.' The Old Bridge, at the foot of the image, complete with houses and workshops was replaced in 1768.

It was the rebuilding of the bridge that inspired Chatterton to produce his first published Rowlean Work, The Mayor's First Passing over the Old Bridge

 

The New Bridge 

Chatterton's Works at Lambert's

Shown in Three Phases 

Phase One

First 18 months at Lambert's

3 July 1767 - 30 Sept 1768:

Chatterton Wrote These Works

While still An Unknown Boy

Amongst Unknown Boys

They Remained Unpublished

Until After He Died!

 A Total of 15 Works to Consider

During this Period.

Eleven are Authentic. 

One is of Doubtful Authenticity;

Three are Lost

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Working Here Boss Still trying to figure dates of some of the Works

 Authentic Works (11)

Phase One

Where Woodbines Hang their Dewy Heads

Written 1768 - Published 1904  TP812A

Bristows Tragedy or  the Death of Sr Charles Bawdin

Written 1768 - Published 1772. TP812B

Ynn auntient Dayes, When Kenewalchyn Kynge

Written 1768 - Published 1784  TP817

A Broder of Orderys Whyte

Written 1768 - Published 1803   TP818

A Broder of Orderys Blacke

Written 1768 - Published 1930   TP819A

In the Merry Merye Vale

Written 1768 - Published 1930   TP819B

A Brief Account of William Cannings

Onn Oure Ladies Chirch

Written 1768 -Published 1775  TP840

 Up For Debate (1)

Works of Doubtful Authenticity

Phase One

 Lost Works (3)

Phase One

 Works Wrongly Attributed (0)

Phase One

Phase Two

Six Month Period at Lambert's

1st October 1768 - 5 April 1769:

From Publication of

The Bridge Narrative

To the day before

Walpole's Letter of  Rejection.

 

Still at Lambert's

Still an Unpaid Scrivener

Still an Unknown Boy

 

Until

The Mayor First Passing

Over the Old Bridge

Was published in

Felix Farley's Bristol Journal

1st October 1768

 

Shortly after Publication

Chatterton was introduced to

 George Catcott & William Barrett 

Now the Die was Cast

The Chatterton / Rowley Saga

Was Set to Run for the

Next 250 years

There are over 90 works

To consider during this period.

90 are Authentic; 

Two are of Doubtful Authenticity; 

Three are Wrongly Attributed.

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 Authentic Works (87)

Phase Two

Songe of Saincte Werburgh

Written 1768 -Published 1782  TP843B

Song of Sayncte Baldwyn 

Written 1768 -Published 1782   TP843C

Rowley's Printing Press

Written 1768. Published 1782. TP847A

Battle of Hastings 2​

Writ 1768. Pub 1782. TP857

The Parlyamente of Sprytes​​

Writ 1768. Pub 1782. TP876

Ǽlla: A Tragycal Enterlude, or Discoorsenyge Tragedie.​​

Epistel to Mastre Canynge on Ǽlla

Letter to the Dynge Mastre Canynge

Writ 1768. Pub 1782.  TP923

James Dodsley Correspondence

Writ 1768, 1769. Pub 1813. TP914, TP921

 Authentic Works

Lambert's Apprenticeship

Phase Two Continued

 Yellowe Rolle:

Of the Auntiaunt Forme of Monies.

Englandes Glorye Revyved.

Written 1768 - Published 1789  TP851 A, B,

[Purple Rolle]

Explayneals of the Annexed Yellowe Rolle

Written 1768 -Published 1971  TP855

Byrtonne

Written 1768 -Published 1789  TP861

The Merrie Tricks of Laymyngetowne

Written 1768 -Published 1782  TP862

[Mass Book Inscription] - Published 1789

Tower Gate - Published 1803

Hardinge - Published 1789

Written 1768  TP875 A, B, C

Rowley's Collection for Canynge

The Gate of Sayncte Marye

Auntyant Monuments

Three Ancient Monuments

Waterre Gate

Written 1768 -Published 1789  TP880

Bristol Castle

Written 1768 -Published 1789  TP882

 Authentic Works

Lambert's Apprenticeship

Phase Two Continued

Seyncte Maries Chyrche of the Porte

Epitaph on Robert Canynge'

Written 1768 -Published 1777, 1789.  TP885

Four Letters on Warwyke'

Written 1768 -Published 1789  TP887

Nine Deeds and Proclamations

Written 1768 -Published 1803  TP888

Abstracts from Letters

Written 1768 -Published 1782   TP895A

Three Rowley Letters

Written 1768 -Published 1803  TP895B

The Rolle of Seyncte Bartlemeweis Priorie

Written 1768 -Published 1789  TP903

Fragment of a Sermon

Written 1768 -Published 1777, 1971   TP908

Knightes Templaries Chyrche

Written 1768 -Published 1789, 1971  TP909

Chronical 1340-1374

Written 1768 -Published 1803  TP911

The Chyrche Oratorie of the Calendaryes

Written 1768 -Published 1789  TP912A

Three Tombs

Written 1768 -Published 1971  TP912B

Note to Map of Bristol

Written 1768 -Published 1922  TP913A

Extracts from Speght's Chaucer

Written 1768 -Published 1803, 1971  TP913

To Miss C___,

On Hearing Her Play on the Harpsichord

Written 1768 Published 1813.  TP914B

To Mr Powell

Written 1768 -Published 1813  TP915

Nine Hoyland-Clarke Poems

Written 1768 -Published 1784  TP916

Letter from John Baker, 5 January 1769

Written 1769 -Published 1947  TP917A

On the Death of Mr. Tandey

Written 1769 - Published 1803  TP917B

On Mr. Broderip's Excellent Performance

Written 1769 - Published 1769  TP919A

On Mr. Alcock of Bristol

Written 1769 - Published 1769  TP919B

 Authentic Works

Phase Two Continued

To Ralph Bigland

Written 1769 - Published 1787 TP920

Saxon Tincture

Written 1769 - Published 1769  TP921A

From John Baker, 18th February 1769

Written 1769 - Published 1769  TP922

Lyfe of  W: Canynge

The Worlde

Written 1769 - Published 1789, 1803  TP935

Elle's Coffin

Written 1769 - Published 1803  TP938

Rowley's Heraldic Account of

Bristol Artists & Writers

On Fitz Hardynge; 

On Richard 1; 

On Happinenesse;

On Johne a Dalbenie

The Storie of Wyllyam Canynge

Written 1769 - Published 1777. TP938

Churches of Bristol

Written 1769 - Published 1789, 1803, 1971. TP944

Fragmentes of Anticquitie

Written 1769 - Published 1803  TP948

The Court Mantle

Written 1769 - Published 1769  TP949A

Ethelgar. A Saxon Poem

Written 1769 - Published 1769  TP949B

To John Baker, 6th March 1769

Written 1769 - Published 1769  TP950

To the Beauteous Miss Hoyland

Written 1769 - Published 1784  TP951

Painter's Bill to Canynge

Written 1769 - Published 1803  TP958

Heraudyn. A Fragmente

Written 1769 - Published 1803  TP959A

A Chronycalle of Brystowe

Written 1769 - Published 1803  TP959B

Elegy 1

Written 1769 - Published 1769  TP961A

 Up For Debate (2)

Works of Doubtful Authenticity

Phase Two

 Lost Works (0)

Phase Two

 Works Wrongly Attributed (3)

Phase Two

Phase Three

13 Month Period at Lambert's

6 April 1769 - 23 April 1770:

From Walpole's Rejection

To Chatterton's Last Day in Bristol.

 A Total of 23 Works to Consider

During this Period.

68+ are Authentic; 

Eight are of Doubtful Authenticity;

Six are Lost;

Five are Wrongly Attributed

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 Authentic Works

(68 + Walpole Correspondence)

Phase Three

Kenrick

Written 1769 - Published 1769

Saxon  Achievements

Written May 1769 - Published 1769

Cerdick

Written 1769 -Published 1769

Englysh Metamorphosis

Written 1769 -Published 1777

The Tournament. An Interlude

Written 1769 - Published l777

The Gouler's Requiem

Written 1769 - Published 1777

Elinoure and Juga

Written 1769 -Published 1769

The Acconte of W. Canynges Feast

Written 1769 -Published 1777

Goddwyn. A Tragedie

Written 1769 -Published 1777

Eclogue the First

Written 1769 - 1777

Eclogue the Second

Written 1769 - Published 1777

Eclogue the Third

Written 1769 - Published 1777

Account of the Family of the De Berghams

Written 1769 -Published 1803

To Mr. Stephens, 20 July 1769

Written 1769 -Published 1803

To Mr. Holland

Written 1769 -Published 1769

'Walpole! I thought not I should ever see'

Written 1769 -Published 1837

Clifton

Written 1769 -Published 1792

Godred Crovan

Written 1769-Published 1769

Elegy on Mr. Wm. Smith

Written 1769-Published 1803

Elegy on the Demise of a Great Genius

Written 1769-Published 1971

Amphitryon. A Burletta

Written 1769-Published 1782

Hobbinol and Thyrsis

Written 1769-Published 1910 / 1934 TLS

Journal 6th

Written 1769-Published 1803

'Intrest thou universal God of Men'

Written 1769-Published 1803

Elegy, Wirtten at Stanton Drew

Written 1769-Published 1803

Conversation

Written 1769-Published 1803

Elegy to the Memory of

Mr. Thomas Phillips, of Fairford

Written 1769-Published 1769

 Authentic Works

Phase Three Continued

Elegy - 29 Octr.

Written 1769-Published 1924

'Hervenis harping on the hackneyd Text'

Written 1769-Published 1803

Epistle to Clayfield

Written 1769-Published 1803

The Constabiliad

Written 1769-Published 1971

Heroic Fragment

Written 1769-Published 1910 / 1930 / 1971

Elegy 2

Written 1769-Published 1769

The Hirlas 1

Written 1769-Published 1769

Happiness. A Poem

Written 1769-Published 1769 / 1780 / 1803

The Complaint

Written 1769-Published 1769

Antiquity of Christmas Games

Written 1769-Published 1769

Epistle. To the Revd. Mr. Catcott

Written 1769-Published 1784

The Copernican System

Written 1769-Published 1769

The Defence

Written 1769-Published 1784

To Miss Lydia C---n

Written 1769-Published 1803

A New Song

Written 1769-Published 1784

The Articles of the Belief of Me Thomas Chatterton 

Written 1769-Published 1842

The Advice

Written 1769-Published 1769

The Hirlas 2

Written 1770 - Published 1769 Supp.

Astrea Brokage Letter

Written 1770 - Published 1770

Heccar and Gaira. An African Eclogue

Written 1770 -Published 1770

The Consuliad

Written 1770 - Published 1770

Anecdote of Chaucer

Written 1769-Published 1770

The Unfortunate Fathers

Written 1770-Published 1770

 Authentic Works

Phase Three Continued

Sentiment

Written 1770 - Published 1770

The Methodist

Written 1770 - Published 1770

'If wishing for the mystic Joys of Love'

Written 1770 - Published 1922

February. An Elegy

Written 1770 - Published 1770

Decimus. To the Duke of G----n

Written 1770 - Published 1770

The Whore of Babylon

Written 1770 - Published 1803

Resignation. A Poem

Written 1770 - Published 1770

From Isaac Fell, 13 March 1770

Written 1770 - Published 1940

To William Barrett, Feb or March 1770

Written 1770 - Published 1789

March. An Elegy

Written 1770 - Published 1930

Fables for the Court

Written 1770 - Published 1803

The Hag

Written 1770 - Published 1770

Will

Written 1770 - Published 1784

Decimus. To the Princes of Gotham

Written 1770 - Published 1770

To Miss Hoyland 5

Written 1770 - Published 1792

To Miss Hoyland 6

Written 1770 - Published 1792

Hor. Lib. 1, OD. 19

Written 1770 - Published 1803

Hor. Lib. 1, OD. 5 

Written 1770 - Published 1803

Kew Gardens

Written 1770 - Published 1784 / 1784 etc

 Up For Debate (8)

Works of Doubtful Authenticity

Phase Three

A Card

On the Death of a Friend Mr Holland

A Hunter of Oddities 1 

A Hunter of Oddities 2 

A Hunter of Oddities 3 

A Bacchanalian

A Hunter of Oddities 4 

A Hunter of Oddities 5 

 Lost Works (6)

Phase Three

 Works Wrongly Attributed 

Phase Three

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