Suicide Under the Influence . . . of Poets

I found this story on @HistoryWeird's blog here. The original source was the London Morning Chronicle, September 11, 1833.

"In September 1833 a London newspaper carried a grim report of a suicide in the French city of Marseilles. The unfortunate chap, a Monsieur Hollingsworth, had taken his life while 'under the influence of poets'. A librarian by profession, Hollingsworth:

"'…was of a melancholy temperament, possessed of an ardent imagination and, like those individuals to whose steps he followed, of a poetic turn of mind.'

"Hollingsworth took his life around midnight on Tuesday September 3rd. According to reports from the scene:

"'The pistol with which he destroyed himself was loaded to the muzzle. A part of his skull was blown against the window with such force as to break the glass. A piece of his cheek with the moustache on it was found sticking against the wall.'"

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