I had a variety of minds about me and all of them unsettled.
I am, as far as my politics reaches, ‘King and Country’ – no ‘Innovations in Religion and Government’ say I.
My fears are agitated to an extreme degree and the dread of death involves me in a stupor of chilling indisposition.
The best way to avoid a bad action is by doing a good one, for there is no difficulty in the world like that of trying to do nothing.
I’m John Clare now. I was Byron and Shakespeare formerly.
If life had a second edition, how I would correct the proofs.
Still, I have been no one’s enemy but my own. My easy nature, either in drinking or anything else, was always ready to submit to persuasions of profligate companions, who often led me into snares.
And all the charms of face or voice Which I in others see, Are but the recollected choice Of what I feel for thee.
I am gennerally understood tho I do not use that awkward squad of pointings called commas colons semicolons etc.
He could not die when trees were green, for he loved the time too well.