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John Clare (1793–1864)

Clare, John. An English poet; born in Helpstone, near Peterborough, July 13, 1793; died at Northampton, May 20, 1864. He was an agricultural laborer, absolutely uneducated; and wrote ‘Poems, Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery’ (1820); ‘The Village Minstrel’ (1821); ‘The Rural Muse’ (1835).