John Codrington Bampfylde

John Codrington Warwick Bampfylde or Bampfield (August 27 1754 – 1796/7) was an 18th century English poet. He came from a prominent Devon family, his father being Sir Richard Warwick Bampfylde, 4th Baronet, and was educated at the University of Cambridge. 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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* [ National Portrait Gallery: John Codrington Bampfylde (1754-1796), Poet]


*Leslie Stephen, "Bampfylde, John Codrington Warwick (1754–1796)", rev. S. C. Bushell, "Oxford Dictionary of National Biography", Oxford University Press, 2004,, accessed 25 June 2007

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