John Clare

Standard Name: Clare, John
Used Form: John Clare, a Northamptonshire peasant


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Friends, Associates Mary Lamb
Friends were still being added to the Lambs' circle late in their lives, including literary friends like John Clare and Thomas Hood . Charles corresponded with Mary Shelley ; ML corresponded with Mary Matilda Betham
Intertextuality and Influence Jane Loudon
The title-page of Facts from the World of Nature quotes a passage in couplets from John Clare about God creating the world and seeing that it was good, sustaining with his breath the unpillared skies...
Textual Features Susanna Watts
The title-page quotes Pope , who also (with his Messiah) stands first among the contents. Some pieces are unascribed; others are by Byron (The Isles of Greece), Jane Taylor (The Squire's...
Textual Production Susanna Blamire
Spring, probably dating from the year 1786,
Blamire, Susanna. The Poetical Works. Woodstock Books.
is a poem whose first-hand natural observation is suggestive of the peasant poetJohn Clare . It mixes personifications, human and non-human activity, a sense of...
Textual Production Margiad Evans
ME did some writing even after she moved to Sussex, but she dissipated her inadequate energy on competing projects: a play about Byron , a short study of John Clare , a few stories...
Textual Production Elaine Feinstein
EF has carried out a great deal of scholarly commentary of a kind best calculated to be useful to readers (though she did not finish her MA thesis on nineteenth-century sexual fantasists like Ouida and...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Wendy Cope
The Muse Strikes Back does not show WC answering in anger. Her poem to John Clare (written for the John Clare Society ) is a celebration and a declaration of kinship: Awake in the early...
Travel Agnes Strickland
In the summer of 1850 AS was in Scotland, not doing research but hunting royal relics. In fact, once Blackwell became her publisher, she made frequent visits to Edinburgh. She made her own...


By January 1820: John Clare published his first volume, Poems...

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By January 1820

John Clare published his first volume, Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery, By . . . a Northamptonshire Peasant.

By 25 July 1835: John Clare, labourer-poet, published his...

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By 25 July 1835

John Clare , labourer-poet, published his last volume, The Rural Muse.


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