Family Troubles• Sibling died in infancy• Father died at age 8• Moved in with Grandparents• Mother died when he was 14• Brother Tom died• Brother George moved
Financial Troubles • Richard Abbey became guardian • Poetry not a job for the middle class • Poverty prevented marriage • Grandfather died • Vague will • Grandmother died 1814
Fanny Brawne• Met in 1818• Soon after became engaged• Couldn’t afford to support a wife• Kept engagement a secret• Last saw her in September 1820 “….whenever you know me to be alone, come, no matter what day."
Poetic Career• Started 1814- Imitated Elizabethan poets• 1816 met with Richard Abbey• Published in 1817• Settled in Hampstead
Death• Died peacefully in bed• Two year battle with Tuberculosis• Died 1821, 26 years old
“I know the color of that blood; it is arterial blood. I cannot be deceived in that color. That drop of blood is my death warrant. I must die”
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