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Did you know that Keats wrote The Eve of St Agnes, and spent his last night in England, in Bedhampton near Havant? In 1819 he and a friend walked there from Chichester in late January, and Keats already troubled by the first signs of TB had to recuperate at The Old Mill, guest of the wonderfully named John Snooks. Coincidentally a year later the ship on which he was bound for Naples had to shelter from storms near Portsmouth, and Keats revisited the friendly miller, passing his last night in England September 28 1820 again as his guest.

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