Deaths of Great Men - Chaucer
Chaucer, colonial, literary magazine, literature, ballad-making, Chaucer's death, 'non tua te moveant, sed publica vota', Colonial Literary Journal and Weekly Miscellany of Useful Information, Hallett, Pope, Godfrey Kneller, Nelson, Lord Chesterfield, Bishop Newton
A miscellaneous piece titled 'The Deaths of Great Men' remarks how 'deeply interesting' it is to ponder the death-bed scene of those geniuses who are immortalized by their fame. Hallet, the great physiologist, died taking his pulse, it is said. Petrarch died leaning on a book and Chaucer died writing a ballad titled 'A Ballad made by Geoffrey Chaucer on his death-bed, lying in great anguish.' We can see where this opinion piece is going! Pope, Godfrey Kneller, Bishop Newton, Nelson, Lord Chesterfield, Sir Thomas More all enjoy similar treatment.
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