John Keats's will, recto


My Chest of Books divide among my friends.
In case of my death this scrap of Paper
may be servicable [sic] in your possession.

All my estate real and personal consists
in the hopes of the sale of books publish’d or
unpublish’d. Now I wish Brown and
you to be the first paid Creditors—the
rest is in nubilus—but in case it
should shower pay my Taylor the
few pounds I owe him.

John Keats, unofficial will, autograph manuscript, 1820, recto. MA 214.2. Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan, 1909.