Elegaic sonnets, and other poems. By Charlotte Smith.

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Title
Elegaic sonnets, and other poems. By Charlotte Smith.
Author
Smith, Charlotte Turner, 1749-1806.
Publication
Printed at Worcester [Mass.], :: by Isaiah Thomas, sold by him in Worcester, and by said Thomas and Andrews in Boston.,
1795.
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Subject terms
Elegies.
Poems -- 1795.
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"Elegaic sonnets, and other poems. By Charlotte Smith." In the digital collection Evans Early American Imprint Collection. https://name.umdl.umich.edu/N22357.0001.001. University of Michigan Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 20, 2024.

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Page 22

SONNET II. Written at the Close of Spring.

THE garlands fade that Spring so lately wove, Each simple flow'r, which she had nurs'd in dew, Anemonies that spangled every grove, [ 3] The primrose wan, and harebell, mildly blue. No more shall violets linger in the dell, Or purple orchis variegate the plain, Till Spring again shall call forth every bell, And dress with humid hands her wreaths again.— Ah, poor Humanity! so frail, so fair, Are the fond visions of thy early day, Till tyrant Passion, and corrosive Care, Bid all thy fairy colours fade away! Another May new buds and flow'rs shall bring; Ah! Why has Happiness—no second Spring?
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