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Individual Item Contents: WPRP 72

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Author

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

Title

Elegiac sonnets. 7th ed.

Imprint

London. Printed by A. Strahan, for T. Cadell; sold by T. Cadell jun. and W. Davies, 1795-97.

Physical description

Two vols. 12 mo. [2], xvi, 106, [2] advt.; [16], xv, 117, [3]. Advt. and blank. Stipple-engraved portrait, 9 engraved plates, library blind-stamps on titles and elsewhere. Contemporary quarter calf.

Call number

WPRP 72

Citation

Seventh edition of the first volume, "with additional sonnets and other poems," first edition of the second volume, which has a new list of subscribers. Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, p. 100-1.

Notes

Volume I includes Preface to the First and Second Editions, Preface to the Third and Fourth Editions, Preface to the Fifth Edition, and Preface to the Sixth Edition.
 
Volume II includes List of Subscribers, Preface, and "Quotations, Notes, and Explanations."

Epigraph

Volume I has illustration and caption, source not listed and Volume II has an epigraph:
 
Vol. I:
 
Oh! Time has Changed me since you saw me last.
And heavy Hours with Time’s deforming Hand.
Have written strange Defeatures in my Face.
 
Vol. II:
 
Non t’appreffar ove fia rifo e canto
Canzone mio, no, ma pianto:
Non fa per te di ftar con gente allegra
Vedova fconfolata, in vefta nigra.
 
PETRARCHA.

Contents

CONTENTS OF VOLUME I.

SONNETS.

 

I.

.1

II.

Written at the Close of Spring.

2

III.

To a Nightingale.

3

IV.

To the Moon

4

V.

To the South Downs.

5

VI.

To Hope

6

VII.

On the Departure of the Nightingale.

7

VIII.

To Spring

8

IX.

9

X.

To Mrs. G.

10

XI.

To Sleep

11

XII.

Written from the Sea Shore

12

XIII.

From Petrarch

13

XIV.

From the same

14

XV.

From the same

15

XVI.

From Petrarch

16

XVII.

From the 13th Cantata of Metastasio

17

XVIII.

To the Earl of Egremont

18

XIX.

To Mr. Hayley

19

XX.

To the Countess of A--------

20

XXI.

Supposed to be written by Werter

21

XXII.

By the same

22

XXIII.

By the same

23

XXIV.

By the same

24

XXV.

By the same

25

XXVI.

To the River Arun

26

XXVII.

27

XXVIII.

To Friendship

28

XXIX.

To Miss C--------

29

XXX.

To the River Arun

30

XXXI.

Written in Farm Wood, on the South Downs, May 1784

31

XXXII.

To Melancholy. Written on the Banks of the Arun

32

XXXIII.

To the Naiad of the Arun

33

XXXIV.

To a Friend

34

XXXV.

To Fortitude

35

XXXVI.

36

XXXVII.

Sent to the Honorable Mrs. O’Niell, with painted flowers

37

XXXVIII.

From the Novel of Emmeline

38

XXXIX.

To Night. From the same

39

XL.

From the same

40

XLI.

To Tranquillity

41

XLII.

Composed during a walk on the Downs, November 1787

42

XLIII.

43

XLIV.

Written in the church-yard at Middleton in Sussex

44

XLV.

On leaving a part of Sussex

45

XLVI.

Written at Penshurst, in Autumn, 1788

46

XLVII. To Fancy

47

XLVIII.

To Mrs.****

48

XLIX.

From the Novel of Celestina

49

L.

From the same

50

LI.

From the same

51

LII.

From the same

52

LIII.

From the same

53

LIV.

The Sleeping Woodman

54

LV.

The Return of the Nightingale

55

LVI.

The Captive escaped in the Wilds of America

56

LVII.

To Dependence

57

LVIII.

The Glow-worm

58

LIX.

Written in Sept. 1791, during a remarkable Thunder Storm

59

Ode to Despair, From the Novel of Emmeline

60

Elegy

63

Song. From the French of Cardinal Bernis

68

The Origin of Flattery

71

The Peasant of the Alps

77

Song

81

Thirty-eight

82

Verses intended to have been prefixed to the Novel of Emmeline

86

CONTENTS OF VOLUME II.

SONNETS.

 

LX.

To an amiable Girl

1

LXI.

Supposed to have been written in America

2

Written on passing by Moon-light through a village, while the ground was covered with Snow

3

LXIII.

The Gossamer

4

LXIV.

Written at Bristol in the Summer of 1794.

5

To Dr. Parry of Bath, with some botanic Drawings which had been made some years

6

LXVI.

Written in a tempestuous Night, on the coast of Sussex

7

LXVII.

On passing over a dreary tract of country, and near the ruins of a deserted chapel, during a Tempest

8

LXVIII.

Written at Exmouth, Midsummer 1795

9

Written at the same place, on seeing a Seaman return who had been imprisoned at Rochfort

10

On being cautioned against walking on an Headland overlooking the Sea, because it was frequented by a Lunatic

11

LXXI. Written at Weymouth in Winter

12

LXXII.

To the Morning Star. Written near the Sea

13

LXXIII. To a querulous Acquaintance

14

LXXIV.

The Winter Night

15

LXXV.

16

LXXVI.

To a Young Man entering the World

17

LXXVII.

To the Insect of the Gossamer

18

LXXVIII.

Snow-drops

19

LXXIX.

To the Goddess of Botany

20

LXXX.

To the Invisible Moon

21

LXXXI.

22

LXXXII.

To the Shade of Burns

23

LXXXIII.

The Sea View

24

LXXXIV.

To the Muse

25

The Dead Beggar

26

The Female Exile

29

Occasional Address. Written for the Benefit of a distressed Player, detained at Brighthelmstone for debt, November 1792

33

Inscription on a Stone in the Church-Yard at Boreham, in Essex

38

A Descriptive Ode

39

Verses supposed to have been written in the New Forest, in early Spring

46

Song. From the French

48

Apostrophe to an Old Tree

50

The Forest Boy

54

Ode to the Poppy. Written by a deceased Friend

68

Verses written by the same Lady on seeing her two Sons at play

72

Verses on the Death of the same Lady, written in September 1794

74

Fragment, descriptive of the Miseries of War

78

April

82

Ode to Death

87