Shadows of Taste

#JohnClare finding beauty everywhere…

Then village childern seeking after toys
Their clownish hearts & ever heedless eyes
Find  nought in nature they as wealth can prize
With them self interest & the thoughts of gain
Are natures beautys all beside are vain
But he the man of science & of taste
Sees wealth far richer in the worthless waste
Where bits of lichen & a sprig of moss
Will all the raptures of his mind engross
(lines 102-110)

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