John Clare - Quotes

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If life had a second edition, how I would correct the proofs.

If life had a second edition, how I would correct the proofs.

He could not die when trees were green, for he loved the time too well.

He could not die when trees were green, for he loved the time too well.

The best way to avoid a bad action is by doing a good one, for there is no difficulty in the world like that of trying to do nothing. ---->>>

I am gennerally understood tho I do not use that awkward squad of pointings called commas colons semicolons etc. ---->>>

And all the charms of face or voice Which I in others see, Are but the recollected choice Of what I feel for thee. ---->>>

I had a variety of minds about me and all of them unsettled. ---->>>

My fears are agitated to an extreme degree and the dread of death involves me in a stupor of chilling indisposition. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I'm John Clare now. I was Byron and Shakespeare formerly. ---->>>

I am, as far as my politics reaches, 'King and Country' - no 'Innovations in Religion and Government' say I. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: July 13, 1793
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Die: May 20, 1864
Occupation: Poet
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John Clare (13 July 1793 – 20 May 1864) was an English poet, the son of a farm labourer, who became known for his celebrations of the English countryside and sorrows at its disruption. His poetry underwent major re-evaluation in the late 20th century: he is now often seen as one of the major 19th-century poets (wikipedia)