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Author Clare, John, 1793-1864.

Title I am : the selected poetry of John Clare / edited by Jonathan Bate.

Published New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  821.7 CLARE    DUE 14-09-19
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xxiii, 317 pages ; 21 cm
Contents Early Poems -- To the Fox Fern 3 -- Schoolboys in Winter 4 -- To an Infant Sister in Heaven 5 -- A Moment's Rapture While Bearing the Lovely Weight of A. S--r--s 6 -- A Ramble 7 -- Dedication to Mary 9 -- from Poems, Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery (1820) -- from Helpstone 15 -- What is Life? 19 -- Dawnings of Genius 21 -- Patty 23 -- Primrose 24 -- Gypsies' Evening Blaze 25 -- River Gwash 26 -- Meeting 27 -- from The Village Minstrel, and Other Poems (1821) -- from The Village Minstrel 31 -- Song ("Swamps of wild rush-beds and sloughs' squashy traces") 39 -- To an Infant Daughter 40 -- Langley Bush 42 -- Last of March (written at Lolham Brigs) 43 -- To my Cottage 47 -- In Hilly Wood 48 -- To Autumn 49 -- from The Parish -- [Miss Peevish Scornful] 53 -- Progress of Cant 55 -- Overseer 57 -- from The Shepherd's Calendar (1827) -- January 61 -- from March 74 -- from May 76 -- from June 78 -- from July [manuscript version] 80 -- from September 82 -- from October [manuscript draft] 83 -- from December 86 -- Moors 89 -- from The Midsummer Cushion -- Shadows of Taste 95 -- Childhood 101 -- Moorhen's Nest 116 -- Progress of Rhyme 120 -- Remembrances 132 -- Swordy Well 135 -- Emmonsails Heath in Winter 136 -- Love and Memory 137 -- Fallen Elm 141 -- Landrail 144 -- Pastoral Poesy 147 -- Wren 152 -- Wood Pictures in Spring 153 -- Hollow Tree 154 -- Sand Martin 155 -- from The Rural Muse (1835) -- from To the Rural Muse 159 -- Autumn 163 -- Nightingale's Nest 168 -- Eternity of Nature 172 -- Emmonsales Heath 176 -- Decay: A Ballad 180 -- Pettichap's Nest 183 -- Yellowhammer's Nest 185 -- Skylark 187 -- First Love's Recollections 189 -- Summer Moods 192 -- Evening Schoolboys 193 -- Shepherd Boy 194 -- Lord Byron 195 -- To the Memory of Bloomfield 196 -- Beans in Blossom 197 -- To De Wint 198 -- Sudden Shower 199 -- Stepping Stones 200 -- Pleasant Places 201 -- On Leaving the Cottage of my Birth 202 -- Poems Written at Northborough -- To the Snipe 207 -- [The Lament of Swordy Well] 211 -- Snowstorm 220 -- Bumbarrel's Nest 221 -- Open Winter 222 -- [Double Sonnet on the Marten] 223 -- [Sonnet Sequence on Fox and Badger] 225 -- [Field-Mouse's Nest] 228 -- [Birds at Evening] 229 -- [Trespass] 230 -- Glinton Spire 231 -- Poems Written at the High Beach Asylum -- A Walk in the Forest 235 -- London versus Epping Forest 236 -- Gypsy Camp 237 -- Two songs and some stanzas from Child Harold: Song ("The sun has gone down with a veil on his brow") 238 -- [stanzas] ("Mary, thou ace of hearts, thou muse of song") 239 -- [song] Written in a Thunderstorm July 15th 1841 242 -- Don Juan: A Poem 244 -- Poems and Prose Written at Northborough, Between Two Asylums -- Recollections of Journey from Essex [prose account] 257 -- Two songs for Child Harold: Song a ("I've wandered many a weary mile") 265 -- Song b ("Here's where Mary loved to be") 266 -- [Prose sketch]: "Closes of greensward" 267 -- [Lines Written on St Martin's Day, 11 November 1841, manuscript text] 268 -- Poetry Written While an Inmate of the Northampton General Lunatic Asylum -- Graves of Infants 271 -- Stanzas ("Black absence hides upon the past") 272 -- To Mary 273 -- A Vision 274 -- Sonnet ("Poets love nature") 275 -- An Invite to Eternity 276 -- Dying Child 278 -- Invitation 280 -- Lines: "I Am" 282 -- Sonnet: "I Am" 283 -- Song ("True love lives in absence") 284 -- My Early Home Was This 286 -- Winter's Spring 287 -- Sonnet: Wood Anemone 289 -- Sonnet: The Crow 290 -- Pleasant Sounds 291 -- Clock-a-clay 292 -- Childhood 294 -- To be Placed at the Back of his Portrait 296 -- Yellowhammer 298 -- How Can I Forget 299 -- To John Clare 300 -- Birds' Nests 301.
Summary "Hail, humble Helpstone ... "Where dawning genius never met the day, "Where useless ignorance slumbers life away"Unknown nor heeded, where low genius tries"Above the vulgar and the vain to rise.--from "Helpstone" ""I Am": The Selected Poetry of John Clare is the first anthology of the great "peasant poet"'s remarkable verse that makes available the full range of his accomplishments. Here are the different Clares that have beguiled readers for two centuries: the tender chronicler of nature and childhood; the champion of folkways in the face of oppression; the passionate, sweet-tongued love-poet; and the lonely visionary confined, in old age and senility, to asylums.
Other author Bate, Jonathan.
Subject Pastoral poetry, English.
Country life -- Poetry.
Nature -- Poetry.
England -- Poetry.
ISBN 0374528691 (alk. paper)