Thomas Chatterton (1752 – 1770). English poet whose precocious talents ended in suicide at age 17. He became a heroic tragic figure in Romantic art.
- “In the elegiac Part 3, we get close to
Chatterton himself, ''a young man with bright red hair'' whose image has
been hovering throughout, bringing courage to the major figures.” http://www.nytimes.com/…/boo…/books-of-the-times-560187.html