Date of Keats's death
|Topic||Date of Keats's death|
|Keywords||Mrs. Shelley/Shelley "misdemeanant"|
|Notes||Shelley vague, Mrs. Shelley mistaken|
76 June 10 Academy
Clarify comments regarding the date of Keats's death.
Rossetti, William M. "The Date of Keats's Death." Academy (June 10, 1876): 2537. Web. 21 Sept. 2011.
Rossetti clarifies that Frederick Watts was correct on the date of Keats's death. Rossetti had been misled by the confusion between Shelley and Mrs. Shelley: he had given the date vaguely but correctly, but she'd passed it along to Rossetti incorrectly. So Rossetti "concedes all honours" to Watts on this issue.
George Frederick Watts was one of Rossetti's inner circle of associates who frequented the Rossetti home on Cheyne Walk (Reminiscences 2:336).
Standards of Judgment:
Rhetoric and tone:
Rossetti, William Michael. Some Reminiscences of William Michael Rossetti. Vol. 2. New York: Charles Scribner, 1906. Print.