The Tree the Wood the Cot & distant Spire
I would search after with a fond desire

EP I 43 


"For joys beginnings have one tale to tell
& bring their end a heart ache & farewell" 

Pet MS B4 p59
'In the Shadows' (Arbour Editions 2015)


"Morning awakes sublime -- glad earth and sky"

MP IV 276


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

Quoted in the Tibble's 'John Clare a Life' (1932)
... from a letter to Mrs. Emmerson (10th August 1823)