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O! Quickly May the Friendly Ruin Fall

Updated: Oct 5, 2021

Uploaded last night; Elegy 3, which I like to call, O! Quickly May the Friendly Ruin Fall.

This is the first printing from the Town and Country Magazine for May 1770.

You want romantic? This poem has it all, here's a couple of verses to highlight the feeling Chatterton gets in his works.

We know that Chatterton would walk out to Stanton Drew where he could enjoy isolation and draw inspiration from the surroundings. The rather moody photo of Stanton Drew is from the English Heritage website. If you are ever in this neck of the woods I would recommend a visit to this ancient site. A great place to read this poem: Visit Stanton Drew

By the way, Norton Malreward, the 'birthplace' of Chatterton's alter ego Thomas Rowley is also close by.


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