* Connected with 'straum,' 'strime,' 'strome'—to 'stride', but obviously used here by Clare to mean 'measure', with approximately foot- or yard-long steps.
* As with 'shoy,' 'shy*, Clare spelt 'haunts* as he pronounced it.
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".