John Clare





John Clare

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born
July 13, 1793

died
May 20, 1864

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John Clare was an English poet, in his time commonly known as "the Northamptonshire Peasant Poet", born the son of a farm labourer at Helpston (which, at the time of his birth, was in the Soke of Peterborough, which itself was part of Northamptonshire) near Peterborough. His poetry underwent a major re-evaluation in the late 20th century and he is often now considered to be one of the most important 19th-century poets.


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"I Am": The Selected Poetry...
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Selected Poems
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Major Works
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Selected Works
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Careless Rambles by John Cl...
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The Prose Of John Clare
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The Shepherd's Calendar
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Works of John Clare
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Selected Poems Of John Clar...
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The Essential Clare
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More books by John Clare…
“I am—yet what I am none cares or knows;
My friends forsake me like a memory lost:
I am the self-consumer of my woes—
They rise and vanish in oblivious host,
Like shadows in love’s frenzied stifled throes
And yet I am, and live—like vapours tossed”
John Clare, "I Am": The Selected Poetry of John Clare

“I found the poems in the fields,
And only wrote them down.”
John Clare, The Later Poems, 1837-1864: Volumes I and II

“O words are poor receipts for what time hath stole away”
John Clare, Poems Chiefly from Manuscript

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