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John Clare

John Clare (13 July 1793 – 20 May 1864) was an English poet, the son of a farm labourer, who came to be known for his celebratory representations of the English countryside and his lamentation of its disruption. His poetry underwent a major re-evaluation in the late 20th century and he is often now considered to be among the most important 19th-century poets. His biographer Jonathan Bate states that Clare was "the greatest labouring-class poet that England has ever produced. No one has ever written more powerfully of nature, of a rural childhood, and of the alienated and unstable self".

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    In the cowslips peeps I lie,
    Hidden from the buzzing fly,
    While green grass beneath me lies,
    Pearled wi’ dew like fishes’ eyes,
    Here I lye, a clock-a-clay,
    Waiting for the time o’ day.
    —John Clare (1793–1864)