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Francis Thompson
To My Godchild (this line is inscribed on Thompson's gravestone).

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Born: December 16, 1859

Died: November 13, 1907 (aged 47)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Poet

Bio: Francis Thompson was an English poet and ascetic. After attending college, he moved to London to become a writer, but in menial work, became addicted to opium, and was a street vagrant for years. A married couple read his poetry and rescued him, publishing his first book Poems in 1893.

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