"So have I seen the lady-smocks so white
Bloom in the morning and mowed down at night"
as well as my favourite line of
"The kingcups brasted with the morning dew"
From Monday, 6th Sept 1824 until Sunday, 11th Sept 1825, Clare kept a Journal. Here is Ronnie Blythe on the subject... "I am writing about the more or less penniless John Clare, whose publishers have sent him a dateless 'Student’s Journal' in which they hope he will make notes for a natural history book... It has no printed dates; so Clare can start it in September".