The distrest poet

The distrest poet

A man sits at a table, pen in hand, posed to write on the sheet of paper before him. On the floor is a discarded piece of paper. His hat and coat hang from a peg on the wall beside the chimney above which is a shelf of books and a picture. The only other furnishings in the room are a broken chair, a bed tilted up against the wall, and a chamber pot.

  • Author: Davison, William, 1780-1858.
  • Title: The distrest poet.
  • Published: Alnwick : Printed and published by W. Davison, [between 1812 and 1817].

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Acquired January, 2011 by the Lewis Walpole Library.

 

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