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Charles Caleb Colton was an English cleric and writer known for his eccentricities.
As an English cleric, Charles Caleb also gave some performances at church events. His performance ranged between conscientious and excellent to cursory or indulgent, at times.
When he moved to France from London, he used to frequent the gaming salons of the Palais Royal. He once famously stated that in mutual adversity, strong friendships are formed, just like how the fiercest flames form the strongest iron. He was a highly educated individual who completed his education at Eton College and King's College.
Charles Caleb was a famous writer in England. However, not much is known about his net worth.
There is not much information available about Charles Caleb Colton's earnings.
Details on his height are unknown.
Charles Clay died on April 28, 1832, when he was 55 years old.
Charles Caleb Colton completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in the year 1801, and his Master of Arts degree in the year 1804 from Elton and King's College, respectively. He worked as a priest and later as a vicar from 1801-1828.
Not much is known about his family life.
Charles Caleb Colton is best known for his book 'Lacon, Or, Many Things In Few Words: Addressed To Those Who Think'. It is a biting critique of government, social, and religious leaders. Napoleon, Oliver Cromwell, Samuel Johnson, and Nero were his favorite subjects.
In his works, he also slammed entire professions such as politicians, attorneys, doctors, and priests. 'Lacon Vol. II, Napoleon', 'An Ode On The Death Of Lord Byron,' and 'The Conflagration Of Moscow,' are among his other works. One of his works, 'Modern Antiquity', was published posthumously in the year 1835.
Back in the day, Colton was extremely popular. He is, however, most known now for his numerous aphorisms, which can be found on several internet quote pages rather than in an anthology.
The aphorisms of Colton's have been retained in various quotation books during the 12th century. Some of his works can now be found in 'Bartlett's Familiar Quotations' in which many of his aphorisms have been mentioned.
Apart from being a writer, Charles also had a liking for art. He opened an art gallery in Paris and acquired an extensive personal collection of priceless artworks. Wine collecting and partridge shooting were two of his other hobbies. He frequently visited the Palais Royal's gambling salons, where he was very successful in merely a year or two. However, he continued to gamble and lost all his fortune. It is believed that he fled England in the year 1828 due to debt. His creditors thought he was a wine merchant.
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