John Codrington Bampfylde

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John Codrington Warwick Bampfylde or Bampfield (27 August 1754 – 1796/7) was an 18th century English poet. He came from a prominent Devon family, his father being Sir Richard Bampfylde, 4th Baronet, and was educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He led a dissipated life in London, and presumably suffered from some mental illness towards the end of it. He died of tuberculosis.

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Sonnet Iv. On The Morning.

Rings the shrill peal of dawn, gay Chanticleer
Thrice warning that the Day--star climbs on high,
And pales his beam as Phebus' car draws nigh.
Now, ere the lawns or distant cribs appear,
Or, ere the Crows from wattled sheep--cote veer
Their early flight, or wakeful Herdsman's eye
Discerns the smoaky hamlet, let me ply
My daily task, to guide the labouring steer,
Plant the low shrub, remove th' unsightly mound,
Or nurse the flow'r, or tend the humming swarms:
Thus ever with the Morn may I be found,
Far from the hunter--band's discordant yell;
So in my breast ...

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