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Francis Thompson
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Poet
    (December 18, 1859-November 13, 1907)
    Born in Preston, England, United Kingdom
    Published the collections 'Poems' (1893), 'Sister Songs' (1895) and 'New Poems' (1897)
    Best known poem was 'The Hound of Heaven'
    He studied to be a physician but failed the medical exams three times.
    He was addicted to opium.
    He lived as a vagrant on the streets of London for three years (1885-88).
    He contemplated suicide before being dissuaded by a vision of fellow poet Thomas Chatterton.
    He has been accused of being Jack the Ripper, possibly acting out his short story 'Finis Coronat Opus' ('The End Crowns the Work'), which featured a young poet sacrificing women to pagan gods.
    He was left-handed.
    His poems influenced J.R.R. Tolkien.
    'The Hound of Heaven' was so popular it sold 50,000 copies in a year.

Credit: C. Fishel


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