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John Clare
(1793-1864) born on
Jul 13
English poet. He was the "peasant poet" and nature writer of the Romantic school; wrote "Rural Muse," 1835.
         
   
F
I long for scenes where man has never trod;
. . . There to abide with my Creator, God.

R
Untroubling and untroubled where I lie;
The grass below - above the vaulted sky.
A
The present is the funeral of the past,
And man the living sepulchre of life.
N
If life had a second edition, how I would correct the proofs.
K
Still, I have been no one's enemy but my own. My easy nature, either in drinking or anything else, was always ready to submit to persuasions of profligate companions, who often led me into snares . . .
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "I Am."
R: In "Oxford Dictionary of Quotations," by Oxford University Press, 1979, 1985.
A: In "Oxford Dictionary of Quotations," by Oxford University Press, 1979, 1985.
N: Letter to a friend; in "John Clare: A Life," by J. W. Tibble and Anne Tibble.
K: In "The Dictionary of Biographical Quotation," by Justin Wintle & Richard Kenin, 1978.
   


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