John Day - An 18th Century Withernwick Born Poet

This little booklet is a amazing discovery, made by a descendent of his called Pauline Partridge at a car boot sale. John was born in the village back in 1764, what is now to us a very remote age - that age when industry was just beginning and England was a largely rural place.
It is quite remarkable that a man of relatively humble origins should have been sufficiently well educated and, more importantly, so deeply romantic and sensitive as to produce these lovely poems.

The booklet does include a story of John's life backed up by the poems.
Please take the time to read them, the sentiment may seem a little strange but that is is the magic of them, so evocative of a distant time.

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