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Chatterton's Authentic Works


Colston's Hospital School

3 August 1760 to 30 June 1767

Colston's Hospital School
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 There are no known works by Chatterton before  he attended Colston's Hospital School and, according to Donald S. Taylor, Chatterton wrote only three 'authentic' works  during his seven years at Colston's, but there are also Works of Doubtful Authenticity, Works Wrongly Attributed, and Lost Works to consider - view the list at the foot of the page.

Note: Each piece of work is coded as follows: Work number/Page number referenced to Taylor's Works of Chatterton : date written / date published.  Example: 1/Tp812/ : 1768/ : 1904/

Authentic Works

Apostate Will 

Written 1764; published 1780

See Taylor, page 810, item 1.

Sly Dick

Written 1764; published 1803

See Taylor, page 811, item 2

A Hymn for Christmas Day

Written 1764; published 1803

See Taylor, page 811, item 3

On the Last Epiphany, or Christ Coming to Judgement

Written 1763; published 1763

See Taylor, page 688, item 4 

(Also listed in 'Doubtful Authenticity', as per Taylor).

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View List of 'Lost' Works

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