Francis Thompson was an English poet and mystic. At the behest of his father, a doctor, he entered medical school at the age of 18, but at 26 left home to pursue his talent as a writer and poet.
He spent three years on the streets of London, supporting himself with menial labor, becoming addicted to opium which he took to relieve a nervous problem.
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