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C321 Apostate Will

On the Last Epiphany,

or Christ Coming to Judgement

Written  & Published 1763.   TP1138

Age 10, Colston's School

We have to make do with the first printing of On the last Epiphany, or CHRIST coming to JUDGEMENT, as no manuscript is known to exist. It was printed in Felix Farley's Bristol Journal, on the 8th January 1763, when Chatterton was just 10 years old.

It was first claimed as Chatterton's work by William Tyson in 1837, and is accepted as such by Meyerstein. However, Donald Taylor lists it in 'Works of Doubtful Authenticity.' 

Felix Farley Bristol Journal Banner On The Last Epiphany by Chatterton
Thomas Chatterton's poem On the Last Epiphany 1763
Thomas Chatterton's First peom,  On the Last Epiphany 1763

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

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Wrongly Attributed Works   :   View

All Correspondence in Chronological Order  :   View

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