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Chatterton

Thomas. 1752--70, British poet; author of spurious medieval verse and prose: he committed suicide at the age of 17
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Chatterton

boy poet produced poems allegedly by 15th-century monk. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 164]
See: Forgery
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