Chatterton's Authentic Works

at

Lambert's the Attorney

1 July 1767 - 23 April /1770

Shown in Three Phases

Phase 1:  1/07/1767 - 30/09/1768

Phase 2:  1/10/1768 - 05/04/1769

Phase 3:  6/04/1769 - 23/04/1770

There are a total of ?? works to consider during Chatterton's nearly 3 years at Lambert's.  A list of links to the works accepted as Authentic are shown on this page.

There are also links to Works of 'Doubtful Authenticity'; Works 'Wrongly Attributed'; and 'Lost' Works. To consider these - View Quick Links at the foot of the page.

Authentic Works : Phase One

First 18 months at Lambert's

1 July 1767 - 30 Sept 1768:

11+ Authentic Works in Phase One

Chatterton was still an unknown, 15 year old, boy at this point in his life. The works listed in this phase remained unpublished until after he died!

This phase ends the day before the publication of his Bristol Bridge narrative - this is the date when his life changes for good - or bad.

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/P812/ : 1768/ : 1904/

Authentic Works : Phase Two

While at Lambert's

1st October 1768 - 5 April 1769:

 87+ Authentic works in Phase 2

Phase 2 ends the day before

Walpole's Letter of  Rejection.

Chatterton is still at Lambert's as an unpaid Scrivener. He is still an unknown boy. Then on the 1st of October 1768, in Felix Farley's Bristol Journal, his: 'The Mayor First Passing Over the Old Bridge' was published.

Shortly after publication he 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.

In this period too, he starts his search for a patron. His first attempt was a letter, dated 21 December 1768, to James Dodsley, the famous book-seller & publisher. He followed this up with a second letter on the 15th February 1769. Unfortunately, we do not know if Dodsley replied; read more on this...

It would seem obvious that he failed in his attempt with Dodsley, and so, on the 25th March 1769 he wrote to Horace Walpole; read more on this..

Note: Each piece of work is coded as follows: Work number (1). Page number referenced to Taylor's Works of Chatterton (P812) : Date written (1768) : Date published (1904).

Example: (1) (P812) : (1768) : (1904) = 1P812 : 1768 : 1904

The Mayor's first Passing over the Old Bridge

1p843 : 1768 : 1768

Songe of Saincte Werburgh

2p843 : 1768 : 1782

Song of Sayncte Baldwyn 

3p843 : 1768 : 1782

Rowley's Printing Press

4p847 : 1768 : 1782

To John Ladgate (5a)

Songe to Ella (5b)

John Ladgate's Answer (5c)

5p847 : 1768 : 1777,1773,1777

Battle of Hastings 2​

6p857 : 1768 : 1782

The Parlyamente of Sprytes​​

On the Dedication of St. Mary's Church

7p876 : 1768 : 1782

Ǽlla: A Tragycal Enterlude, or Discoorsenyge Tragedie.

Epistel to Mastre Canynge on Ǽlla

Letter to the Dynge Mastre Canynge

8p923 : 1768 : 1782

James Dodsley Correspondence

9p914/921 : 1768,9 : 1813

Horace Walpole Correspondence

10p952/955/961/962/985 : 1769 : 1779 - 1803,37

Yellowe Rolle:

Of the Auntiaunt Forme of Monies.

Englandes Glorye Revyved.

11p851 : 1768 : 1789

[Purple Rolle]

Explayneals of the Annexed Yellowe Rolle

12p855 : 1768 : 1971

Byrtonne

13p861 : 1768 : 1789

The Merrie Tricks of Laymyngetowne

14p862 : 1768 : 1782

A Discorse on Brystowe

'Stay curyous Traveller and pass not bye'

15p865 : 1768 : 1777

[Mass Book Inscription] (a) 

Tower Gate (b)

Hardinge (c)

16 (a,b,c) p75 : 1768 : 1789,1803

Rowley's Collection for Canynge:

The Gate of Sayncte Marye

Auntyant Monuments

Three Ancient Monuments

Waterre Gate

17p880 : 1768 : 1789

Bristol Castle

18p882 : 1768 : 1789

Seyncte Maries Chyrche of the Porte

Epitaph on Robert Canynge'

19p885 : 1768 : 1777,1789

Four Letters on Warwyke'

20p887 : 1768 : 1789

Nine Deeds and Proclamations

21p888 : 1768 : 1803

Abstracts from Letters

22p895 : 1768 : 1782

Three Rowley Letters

23p895 : 1768: 1803

The Rolle of Seyncte Bartlemeweis Priorie

24p903 : 1768 : 1789

Fragment of a Sermon

25p908 : 1768 : 1777,1971

Knightes Templaries Chyrche

26p909 : 1768 : 1789, 1971.

Chronical 1340-1374

27p911 : 1768 : 1803

The Chyrche Oratorie of the Calendaryes

28p912 : 1768 : 1789

Three Tombs

29p912 : 1768 : 1971

Note to Map of Bristol

30p913 : 1768 : 1922

Extracts from Speght's Chaucer

31p913 : 1768 : 1803, 1971

To Miss C___,

On Hearing Her Play on the Harpsichord

32p914 : 1768 : 1813

To Mr Powell

33p915 : 1768 : 1813

Nine Poems to Hoyland, & Clarke:

Seven to Eleanor Hoyland

Two to Sally Clarke

34p916 :  1768 : 1784 

Letter from John Baker, 5 January 1769

35p917 : 1769 : 1947

On the Death of Mr. Tandey

36p917 : 1769 : 1803

On Mr. Broderip's Excellent Performance

37p919 : 1769 : 1769

On Mr. Alcock of Bristol

38p919 : 1769 : 1769

To Ralph Bigland

39p920 : 1769 : 1787

Saxon Tincture

40p921 : 1769 : 1769

From John Baker, 18th February 1769

41p922 : 1769 : 1769

Lyfe of  W: Canynge

The Worlde

42p935 : 1769 : 1789, 1803

Elle's Coffin

43p938 : 1769 : 1803

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

44p938 : 1769 : 1777

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

44p938 : 1769 : 1777

Churches of Bristol

45p944 : 1769 : 1789, 1803, 1971

Fragmentes of Anticquitie

46p948 : 1769 : 1803

The Court Mantle

47p949 : 1769 : 1769

Ethelgar. A Saxon Poem

48p949 : 1769 : 1769

To John Baker, 6th March 1769

49p950 : 1769 : 1769

To the Beauteous Miss Hoyland

50p951 : 1769 : 1784

Painter's Bill to Canynge

51p95 : 1769 : 1803

Heraudyn. A Fragmente

52p959 : 1769 : 1803

A Chronycalle of Brystowe

53p959 : 1769 : 1803

Elegy 1

54p961 : 1769 : 1769

Authentic Works : Phase Three

 

13 Month Period at Lambert's

6 April 1769 - 23 April 1770:

 

From Walpole's letter of rejection

To Chatterton's last day in Bristol.

1. Horace Walpole - All Correspondence. 

Kenrick

2p274 : 1769 : 1769

Saxon  Achievements

3p275 : 1769 : 1769

Cerdick

4p276 : 1769 : 1769

Englysh Metamorphosis

5p279 : 1769/1777

The Tournament. An Interlude

6p282 : 1769/l777

The Gouler's Requiem

7p290 : 1769/1777

Elinoure and Juga

8p291 : 1769/1769

The Acconte of W. Canynges Feast

9p294 : 1769/1777

Goddwyn. A Tragedie

10p294 : 1769/1777

Eclogue the First

11p305 : 1769/1777

Eclogue the Second

12p308 : 1769/1777

Eclogue the Third

13p312 : 1769/1777

Account of the Family of the De Berghams

The Romance of the Knight (TP330)

The Romaunte of the Cynghte* (TP330)

14p316 : 1769/1803 (*also 1788 Dalaway)

To Mr. Stephens, 20 July 1769

15p338 : 1769/1803

To Mr. Holland

16p339 : 1769/1769

To Horace Walpole, 24th July 1769

17p340 : 1769/1798, 1803

'Walpole! I thought not I should ever see'

17p341 : 1769/1837

Clifton

18p341 : 1769/1792

Godred Crovan

19p345 : 1769/1769

Elegy on Mr. Wm. Smith

20p352 : 1769/1803

Elegy on the Demise of a Great Genius

21p353 : 1769/1971

Amphitryon. A Burletta

22p354 : 1769/1782

Hobbinol and Thyrsis

23p362 : 1769/1910, 1934

Journal 6th

24p365 : 1769/1803

From Horace Walpole

25p376 : 1769/1798

'Intrest thou universal God of Men'

26p377 : 1769/1803

Elegy, Written at Stanton Drew

27p379 : 1769/1803

Conversation

28p380 : 1769/1803

Elegy to the Memory of

Mr. Thomas Phillips, of Fairford

29p383 : 1769/1769

Elegy - 29 Octr.

30p391 : 1769/1924

'Hervenis harping on the hackneyd Text'

31p392 : 1769/1803

Epistle to Clayfield

32p393 : 1769/1803

The Constabiliad

33p394 : 1769/1971

Heroic Fragment

34p400 : 1769/1910, 1930

Elegy 2

35p400 : 1769/1769

The Hirlas 1

36p401 : 1769/1769

Happiness. A Poem

37p403 : 1769/1769, 1780, 1803

The Complaint

38p408 : 1769/1769

Antiquity of Christmas Games

39p409 : 1769/1769

Epistle. To the Revd. Mr. Catcott

40p412 : 1769/1784

The Copernican System

41p419 : 1769/1769

The Defence

42p421 : 1769/1784

To Miss Lydia C---n

43p423 : 1769/1803

A New Song

44p425 : 1769/1784

The Articles of the Belief of me Thomas Chatterton 

45p426 : 1769/1842

The Advice

46p427 : 1769/1769

The Hirlas 2

47p428 : 1770/1769

Astrea Brokage Letter

48p431 : 1770/1770

Heccar and Gaira. An African Eclogue

49p432 : 1770/1770

The Consuliad

50p436 : 1770/1770

Anecdote of Chaucer

51p442 : 1769/1770

The Unfortunate Fathers

52p443 : 1770/1770

Sentiment

53p446 : 1770/1770

The Methodist

54p446 : 1770/1770

'If wishing for the mystic Joys of Love'

55p447 : 1770/1922

February. An Elegy

56p447 : 1770/1770

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

57p450 : 1770/1770

The Whore of Babylon

58p452 : 1770/1803

Resignation. A Poem

59p468 : 1770/1770

From Isaac Fell, 13 March 1770

60p493 : 1770/1940

To William Barrett, Feb or March 1770

61p494 : 1770/1789

March. An Elegy

62p495 : 1770/1930

From Esther Saunders

63p495 Writ 3rd April 1770 - Pub. 1921

Fables for the Court

64p496 : 1770/1803

The Hag

65p498 : 1770/1770

Will

66p501 : 1770/1784

Decimus. To the Princes of Gotham

67p505 : 1770 - Published 1770

To Miss Hoyland 5

68p507 : 1770/1792

To Miss Hoyland 6

69p508 : 1770/1792

Hor. Lib. 1, OD. 19

70p509 : 1770/1803

Hor. Lib. 1, OD. 5 

71p509 : 1770/1803

Kew Gardens

72p512 : 1770/1784...