200 years ago Keats moved out of Wentworth Place

On Sunday 7 May 1820 Charles Armitage Brown let his half of Wentworth Place for the summer and set off on a Scottish tour. Keats sailed with him as far as Gravesend, then moved in to new lodgings at 2 Wesleyan Place, Kentish Town.

Earlier he had written to Charles Wentworth Dilke:
My dear Dilke — As Brown is not to be a fixture at Hampstead, I have at last made up my mind to send home all lent books. I should have seen you before this, but my mind has been at work all over the world to find out what to do. I have my choice of three things, or at least two — South America, or Surgeon to an Indiaman, which last, I think, will be my fate. I shall resolve in a few days. Remember me to Mrs. D. and Charles, and your father and mother.
Ever truly yours
John Keats.


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