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Key People

Joseph Cottle

1770 - 1853

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Joseph Cottle, had quite an important role in the ongoing Chatterton phenomenon.  In 1803, he published the three volume edition of Chatterton's life and works. He also published some of the earliest poems of Southey, Coleridge, and Wordsworth.

Joseph impresses me as a reasonable man worth further investigation.  However, time constraints tell me to desist and leave him for another day.   So, for the time being, here's a link to his Wiki page :  View

Cottle's Works & Publications : Chatterton  & Rowley

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The link above is set to take you to the section in Malvern Hills dealing specifically with Chatterton.  However, I recommend reading the whole volume.   As an alternative select from the links below to go to a specific Essay in the book.

Joseph Cottle, talking about the 1803 edition of Chatterton's works, states that the "Investigation of the controversy exclusively devolved upon [himself]...the result of which, in a consolidated form, will now be made the subject of the three following Essays." :-


Chatterton and the Rowleian Controversy : 

Essay IV : The De Burgham Pedigree  : View

Essay V   : Rowley's Original Manuscripts  :  View

Essay VI  :  Chatterton's Armorial Bearings  :  View  

(Essay VI starts a few pages after Cottle's  'Remarks on Chatterton's Armorial Bearings.')

Quick Links to Chatterton's Works & Correspondence

   Call it what you will, authentic, doubtful, lost, or plainly wrong - if it was linked with Chatterton it will be included in Chatterton's Works & Correspondence.  This will be the base point from which we can examine every piece of work, and add notes and links accordingly.  

Authentic Works  : View

Lost Works  :  View                                                

Works of Doubtful Authenticity   :  View

Wrongly Attributed Works   :   View

All Correspondence in Chronological Order  :   View

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