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John Codrington Bampfylde. Biography

John Codrington Warwick Bampfylde or Bampfield (27 August 1754 Ц 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 had financial problems, he had made romantic advances to Mary Palmer, niece of Joshua Reynolds, which she had refused, and he spent the latter part of his life in a psychiatric hospital in London. He died of tuberculosis.

His only published work was "Sixteen Sonnets" (1778), which attracted the attention of Robert Southey.

John Codrington Bampfylde's Poems:
  1. Sonnet on Christmas
  2. Sonnet on a Wet Summer
  3. As When, To One Who Long Hath Watched
  4. On a Frightful Dream
  5. Written at a Farm
  6. Sonnet on Hearing the Torture was Suppressed
  7. Sonnet. On the Morning
  8. In Praise of Delia
  9. Sonnet to the Redbreast
  10. Sonnet. On a Calm Sea - Prospect

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