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Seen above is Derry-na-Cullen, 'The House under the Waterfall', on the Isle of Mull, Scotland. John Keats and Charles Brown breakfasted here on the morning of 23 July 1818, en route  to Iona and Fingal's Cave on the Isle of Staffa. The farm was inhabited and worked until the 1940s. 

Statue of John Keats, Guy's Hospital, London. 

The non-Catholic cemetery at Rome, where John Keats and Joseph Severn are buried, seen here in autumn of 2006. 

John Keats's childhood home, 'Keates's Livery Stables' on the Pavement, Moorfields. See here across the open ground of Moorfields. The stable yard was accessed by the entrance visible in the middle of this image. 

Instead of thrones, hard flint they sat upon,

Couches of rugged stone, and slaty ridge

Stubborn'd with iron.

Hyperion, ii. 15-17. 



Rev. William Thomas, pastor of the Independent Congregation at Enfield. Thomas came to Enfield c. 1786 with John Ryland and John Clarke, founders of Enfield School where John, George and Tom Keats studied. When John Clarke retired in 1810, Thomas took over responsibility for the school and awarded John Keats his silver prize medal that year from 'Rev. Wm. Thomas's Academy Enfield'.

In 'slipshod County'. 20, The Strand, Teignmouth. Here Keats stayed with his brother Tom in the rainy spring of 1818. In this house he worked on 'Isabella, or the Pot of Basil'.

Could this be the profile of John Keats? It's a much less flattering portrait than the Grecian study drawn by Keats's friend Benjamin Robert Hayon. 

The landing place on the Isle of Kerrera, by Oban. This was where John Keats and Charles Brown went ashore as they proceeded to Mull. They walked across Kerrera, then took another boat over the Firth of Lorne to Grass Point on Mull. 

Grass Point, Mull, where Keats and Brown came ashore, 22 July 1818. 

The old road in Glen More, Isle of Mull. Keats and Charles Brown took this road on their hike across Mull to Iona.
Fingal's Cave, Staffa, visited by Keats on 24 July 1818.
Carved skull from Beauly Priory, seen by Keats at the end of His Scottish Tour, August 1818.

Poor skull, thy fingers set ablaze,

With silver saint in golden rays,

The holy missal; thou didst craze

'Mid bead and spangle,

While others pass'd their idle days

In coil and wrangle.


'On some Skulls in Beauley Abbey, near Inverness'