200 years ago, Keats was in Margate

On Thursday 8 May 1817, Benjamin Robert Haydon wrote to Keats ‘I think you did quite right to leave the Isle of white if you felt no relief in having been quite alone in your study… Do not give way to any forebodings they are nothing more than the over eager anxieties of a great Spirit stretched beyond its strength.’
Keats had set off ‘pell-mell for Margate’ about six days earlier, where he met up with his brother Tom.

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