John Clare quotes

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The land of shadows wilt thou trace
And look nor know each other's face
Burning hot is the ground, liquid gold is the air;
Whoever looks round sees Eternity there.
I loved, but woman fell away;
I hid me from her faded fame.
I lost the love of heaven above,
I spurned the lust of earth below,
He turns agen and drives the noisy crowd
And beats the dogs in noises loud.
In the cowslips peeps I lie,
Hidden from the buzzing fly,
Are flowers the winter's choice?
Is love's bed always snow?
I never saw so sweet a face
As that I stood before:
My heart has left its dwelling-place
And can return no more.
Hesperus thy twinkling ray
Beams in the blue of heaven
I long for scenes where man has never trod A place where woman never smiled or wept There to abide with my Creator God And sleep a ...
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