Do you feel the need to spend copious amounts on poetic artifacts? That's what I thought! Read on!
John Keats was engaged to one Fanny Brawne for three years. The engagement was terminated when he died in 1821. A good reason to be jilted, I suppose.
Fanny Brawne, 1833
Keats wrote letters to Brawne while he was dying of tuberculosis. And a certain one of these letters he kissed--since he could not kiss dear Fanny without infecting her. And you can now own that letter, which the lips of Keats have touched!
This letter is being auctioned by the collector and poet Roy Davids. It has an estimated value of £120,000.
Davids said, "To own a manuscript by Keats is really the closest you can get to him both physically and mentally. In some degree it is an act of worship."
Here's the letter, written in 1820: