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John Keats – Born on 31 October 1795

‘You are always new. The last of your kisses were ever the sweetest, the last smile the brightest, the last movement the gracefullest…’ – John Keats in a letter to Fanny Brawne

John Keats was born in Moorgate, London, on 31 October 1795.

Included below is a newspaper story from 1891 about the sale of one of the most famous letters that Keats wrote to Fanny Brawne.

What price love? The letter sold for £55 – which is about £3,300 in today’s money.

historical newspaper report about john keats love letters

Edinburgh Evening News – Saturday 21 November 1891

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000452/18911121/053/0003

historical newspaper report about john keats love letters

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