John Codrington Bampfylde

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John Codrington Warwick Bampfylde or Bampfield (27 August 1754 – 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.[1] He led a dissipated life in London, and presumably suffered from some mental illness towards the end of it. He died of tuberculosis.

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

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  1. ^ "Bampfylde, John Codrington Warwick (BMFD771JC)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 

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