About Francis Thompson

Francis Thompson
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. Thompson lived as an unbalanced invalid in Wales and at... Wikipedia
December 16, 1859, Preston, Lancashire
November 13, 1907, St. John's Wood, London

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