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ID
e9
Title
"John Clare."
Genre
Book Review
Page Count
2
Word Count
950
Publisher
London Mercury
Publication Year
1935
Document Types
Full-text Online

This review of The Poems of John Clare (edited by J.W. Tibble, London: Dent, 1935) touches on some of the themes addressed in Bates's first published essay, in 1921, "Northamptonshire Men of Letters, No. 1, John Clare; The Peasant Poet (1793-1864)." Bates praises the "spirituality which was the most touching and impressive characteristic of Clare's years of lunacy: a characteristic which sets him eternally side by side with Blake and Vaughan." In the London Mercury (May 1935, xxxii: 187, pp. 73-74).