200 years ago Keats wrote of the eighth deadly sin

200 years ago, on Sunday 11 May 1817, Keats wrote to Benjamin Robert Haydon:
‘I have a horrid Morbidity of Temperament which has shown itself at intervals – it is, I have no doubt the greatest Enemy and stumbling block I have to fear… There is no greater sin after the 7 deadly than to flatter oneself into an idea of being a great Poet.’

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