Poet Robert Bloomfield


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Robert Bloomfield (December 3, 1766 – August 19, 1823) was an English poet. He was born of a poor family in the village of Honington, Suffolk. He lost his father when he was a year old, and received the rudiments of education from his mother, who kept the village school. Apprenticed at the age of eleven to a farmer, he was too small and frail for field labour, and four years later he came to London to work for a shoemaker under an elder brother, enduring extreme poverty. The poem that made his reputation, The Farmer's Boy, was composed in a garret in Bell Alley...

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Vi Stole Paa Den Hellig-Aand

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Vi stole paa den Hellig-Aand,
Det giør kun Faa, desværre,
Han er Gud-Faders Høire-Haand,
Thi er hos Ham Vorherre!


Som Den, der kom i Herrens Navn,
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