Letter: Where Keats rests in peace and beauty

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Sir: I feel I must protest at the appropriation for the English by Mrs O. Buglass (letter, 28 December) of the cemetery in Rome where Keats is buried.

It is, in fact, called the Non-Catholic Cemetery for Foreigners at Testaccio, and people of many nationalities and faiths are buried there.

I do not remember the inscription on Keats's gravestone appearing 'mediocre' on any of my many visits to it. I recall only the particular peace, beauty and poignancy of the corner in which he lies, in this the most beautiful of cemeteries.

Yours sincerely,


Tunbridge Wells,


28 December