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Chatterton Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 2, Chapter 7 Summary

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Part 2, Chapter 7 Summary

Charles goes to work at Harriet Scrope's the next day and takes her the manuscripts and the painting. Charles tells Harriet his theory that Chatterton did not die but carried on writing under the names of others. At first she does not believe him, but begins to when he shows her the papers. Soon after she's read them, Harriet tries several times to nonchalantly take the papers from Charles, supposedly for safekeeping.

Harriet distracts Charles by turning his attention to her memoirs. Harriet hands him the notes her last assistant typed up and tells him to ask her any questions. Charles begins by asking her about her relationship with T.S Eliot, who helped her to get her first two novels published. When he quotes Eliot, she puts it down as Shakespeare and he corrects her. Harriet then says maybe Eliot stole the line from...

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