The Shepherd’s Calendar
The excellent website Journal•Lists is circulating The Shepherd’s Calendar in monthly instalments throughout 2016. Click here to find out more and subscribe to the circulation list.
The text circulated by Journal•Lists is that edited and published by John Taylor in 1827. For scholarly purposes readers are encouraged to consult Tim Chilcott’s parallel-text edition (Carcanet, 2006) which places Clare’s ‘original’ text alongside the 1827 edition. The standard scholarly edition is in Volume 1 of Poems of the Middle Period, 1822-1837, edited by Eric Robinson, David Powell, and P. M. S. Dawson (OUP, 1996). The text of the entire volume (which extends beyond the monthly poems), along with the other volumes published in Clare’s lifetime, has been very helpfully presented online by Simon Sanada.
If you are interested in Clare you are warmly encouraged to subscribe to the CJCS mailing list (send us an email) so that we can keep you informed of our activities, including our monthly discussion group. Notes and queries on any matter related to Clare are welcome too – click on ‘Out of my Knowledge’.