Poet John Keats
Succumbs to TB
And his Creator meets.*
* "Shelley and Keat’s editor Leigh Hunt [claimed] that his decline had been hastened by bad reviews—tethered Keats’s death to his literary disappointments. Lord Byron, in his narrative poem 'Don Juan,' alluded to the same idea when he wrote, ' 'Tis strange the mind, that very fiery particle / Should let itself be snuffed out by an article.'"
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