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Individual Item Contents: WPRP 71

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Author

Smith, Charlotte (nee Turner, 1749-1806).

Title

Elegiac sonnets, and other essays. 2nd ed.

Imprint

Chichester : printed by Dennett Jaques : and sold by Dodlsey, Gardner, Baldwin, and Bew. 1784.

Physical description

4 to. viii, 26, [2] p. With half title. Recent wrappers.

Call number

WPRP 71.

Citation

CBEL, II, 683; Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, p. 299.

Notes

Includes Dedication and Preface.

Charlotte Smith's first book, published with the help of William Hayley in order to earn some money and support her husband, who had been imprisioned for debt, and their nine children. Elegiac Sonnets was a success, and was reprinted and expanded at least a dozen times. Although remembered mainly for her novels, Charlotte Smith considered herself primarily a poet.

Epigraph

none

Contents

No Contents page. Includes:

SONNETS.

Sonnet I.

1

Sonnet II. Written at the Close of Spring.

3

Sonnet III. To a Nightingale.

4

Sonnet IV. To the Moon

5

Sonnet V. To the South Downs.

6

Sonnet VI. To Hope

7

Sonnet VII. On the Departure of the Nightingale

8

Sonnet VIII. To Spring

9

Sonnet IX.

10

Sonnet X. To Sleep

11

Chanson. Par le Cardinal Bernis.

12

Imitation.

13

The Origin of Flattery

15

Sonnet, from Petrarch

21

Sonnet, from Petrarch

22

Sonnet, from Petrarch

23

Sonnet, Supposed to be Written by Werter

24

Sonnet, Supposed to be Written by Werter

25

Sonnet, Supposed to be Written by Werter

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