Rambles Roundabout; And Poems

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byGeorge James De Wilde

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1878 Excerpt: ... Clare's sonnet, "Helpstone Churchyard" may be fitly introduced beve:--"What makes me love thee now, thou dreary scene, And see in each swell'd heap a peaceful bed? I well remember that the lime has been To walk a churchyard when I used to dread; And shudder'd, as I read upon the stone Of well-known friends and nest-door neighbours gone. But then I knew no cloudy cares of life, Where ne'er a sunbeam comes to light me through; A stranger then to this world's storm and strife, Where ne'er a charm is met to lull my sorrow; I then was blest and had not eyes to see Life's future change, and Fate's severe to-morrow; When all those ills and pains should compass me, With no hope left but what I meet in thee." The cottage in which John Clare was born is in the main street running south. The views of it which illustrate his poems are not very accurate..They represent it as standing alone, when it is in fact and evidently always has been a cluster of two if not of three tenements. There are three occupations now. It is on the west side of the street, and is thatched. In the illustration to the second volume of "The Village Minstrel" (1821), an open stream runs before the door, which is crossed by a plank. Modern sanitary regulations have done away with this if it ever existed, and was not a fancy of the artist. Neither this etching, nor the woodcut to the "Sural Muse" (1835) gives the bow window, which may have indicated the principal room, or perhaps a small shop. Helpstone is probablya good deal changed from what it was in Clare's early day; new and rather imposing houses have been built, the Green is destroyed at the Southern extremity of the village, where also there was a pond, into which it is possible the stream which the artist in the view alluded to has repres...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1878 Excerpt: ... Clare's sonnet, "Helpstone Churchyard" may be fitly introduced beve:--"What makes me love thee now, thou dreary scene, And see i...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217981003

ISBN - 13:9780217981002

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