- The Lifetime Published Poetry
Clare’s second volume was published in 1821, soon after the fourth edition of Poems Descriptive. It did not enjoy sufficiently good sales to justify a second edition, but it was reissued several years later. It was published in two volumes, the first of which contained an engraving of the Hilton portrait of Clare as a frontispiece. When the book was reissued, an engraving of Clare’s cottage in Helpstone, added as a frontispiece to the second volume, was the only alteration.