Francis Thompson

Thompson in 1877. Francis Thompson (16 December 1859 – 13 November 1907) was an English poet and mystic. At the behest of his father, a doctor, he entered medical school at the age of 18, but at 26 left home to pursue his talent as a writer and poet. He spent three years on the streets of London, supporting himself with menial labour, becoming addicted to opium which he took to relieve a nervous problem.

In 1888 a married couple, publishers, read his poetry and took him into their home for a time. They were to publish his first book ''Poems'' in 1893. In 1897, he switched to writing prose, drawing inspiration from life in the countryside, Wales and Storrington. His health, always fragile, continued to deteriorate and he died of tuberculosis in 1907. By that time he had published three books of poetry, along with other works and essays. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Thompson, Francis, 1859-1907.
Published 1909
Location: Dinand Library, College of the Holy Cross
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by Thompson, Francis, 1859-1907.
Published 1959
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by Thompson, Francis, 1859-1907.
Published 1894
Location: Cudahy Archives, Loyola University Chicago
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by Thompson, Francis, 1859-1907.
Published 1910
Location: John J. Burns Library, Boston College
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by Thompson, Francis, 1859-1907.
Published 1909
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by Thompson, Francis, 1859-1907.
Published 1962
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by Thompson, Francis, 1859-1907
Published 1910
Location: Paul Bechtold Library, Catholic Theological Union
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Location: PAHRC Library, Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center (PAHRC)
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by Mercatante, Anthony S.
Published 1972
Location: John J. Burns Library, Boston College
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Published 1940
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