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Elegiac Sonnets and Other Poems

Charlotte Turner Smith (1749-1806)

1. 001 – Sonnet I
2. 002 – Sonnet II. Written at the close of Spring
3. 003 – Sonnet III. To a Nightingale
4. 004 – Sonnet IV. To the Moon
5. 005 – Sonnet V. To the South Downs
6. 006 – Sonnet VI. To Hope
7. 007 – Sonnet VII. On the Departure of the Nightingale
8. 008 – Sonnet VIII. To Spring
9. 009 – Sonnet IX
10. 010 – Sonnet X. To Mrs. G.
11. 011 – Sonnet XI. To Sleep
12. 012 – Sonnet XII. Written on the Sea Shore
13. 013 – Sonnet XIII. From Petrarch
14. 014 – Sonnet XIV. From Petrarch
15. 015 – Sonnet XV. From Petrarch
16. 016 – Sonnet XVI. From Petrarch
17. 017 – Sonnet XVII. From the Thirteenth Cantata of Metastasio
18. 018 – Sonnet XVIII. To the Earl of Egremont
19. 019 – Sonnet XIX. To Mr Hayley
20. 020 – Sonnet XX. To the Countess of A—-
21. 021 – Sonnet XXI. Supposed to be Written by Werter
22. 022 – Sonnet XXII. Supposed to be Written by Werter
23. 023 – Sonnet XXIII. Supposed to be Written by Werter. To the North Star
24. 024 – Sonnet XXIV. Supposed to be Written by Werter
25. 025 – Sonnet XXV. Supposed to be Written by Werter. Just before his death
26. 026 – Sonnet XXVI. To the River Arun
27. 027 – Sonnet XXVII
28. 028 – Sonnet XXVIII. To Friendship
29. 029 – Sonnet XXIX. To Miss C—
30. 030 – Sonnet XXX. To the River Arun
31. 031 – Sonnet XXXI. Written on Farm Wood, South Downs, May 1784
32. 032 – Sonnet XXXII. To Melancholy. Written on the Banks of the Arun
33. 033 – Sonnet XXXIII. To the Naiad of the Arun
34. 034 – Sonnet XXXIV. To a Friend
35. 035 – Sonnet XXXV. To Fortitude
36. 036 – Sonnet XXXVI.
37. 037 – Sonnet XXXVII. Sent to the Hon. Mrs O’Neill, with painted flowers
38. 038 – Sonnet XXXVIII. From the Novel of Emmeline
39. 039 – Sonnet XXXIX. To Night. From the novel of Emmeline
40. 040 – Sonnet XL. From the novel of Emmeline
41. 041 – Sonnet XLI. To Tranquility
42. 042 – Sonnet XLII. Composed during a walk on the Downs, in November 1787
43. 043 – Sonnet XLIII
44. 044 – Sonnet XLIV. Written in the Church-yard at Middleton in Sussex
45. 045 – Sonnet XLV. On Leaving a Part of Sussex
46. 046 – Sonnet XLVI. Written at Penshurst, in Autumn 1788
47. 047 – Sonnet XLVII. To Fancy
48. 048 – Sonnet XLVIII. To Mrs. ****
49. 049 – Sonnet XLIX. From the novel of Celestina
50. 050 – Sonnet L. From the same
51. 051 – Sonnet LI. From the novel of Celestina
52. 052 – Sonnet LII. From the same
53. 053. Sonnet LIII – From the novel of Celestina. The Laplander
54. 054 – Sonnet LIV. The Sleeping Woodman
55. 055 – Sonnet LV. Return of the Nightingale
56. 056 – Sonnet LVI. The Captive escaped in the Wilds of America
57. 057 – Sonnet LVII. To Dependence
58. 058 – Sonnet LVIII. The Glow-worm
59. 059 – Sonnet LIX
60. 060 – Ode to Despair. From the Novel of Emmeline
61. 061 – Elegy
62. 062 – Song. From the French of Cardinal Bernis
63. 063 – The Origin of Flattery
64. 064 – The Peasant of the Alps
65. 065 – Song
66. 066 – Thirty-eight
67. 067 – Verses inteneded to have been prefixed…
68. 068 – Sonnet LX. To an amiable Girl
69. 069 – Sonnet LXI
70. 070 – Sonnet LXII. Written on passing by Moon-light through a village, while the ground was covered with Snow
71. 071 – Sonnet LXIII. The Gossamer
72. 072 – Sonnet LXIV. Written at Bristol in the Summer of 1794
73. 073 – Sonnet LXV. To Dr Parry of Bath
74. 074 – Sonnet LXVI. Written in a tempestuous night, on the coast of Sussex
75. 075 – Sonnet LXVII
76. 076 – Sonnet LXVIII. Written at Exmouth, Mid-summer 1795
77. 077 – Sonnet LXIX
78. 078 – Sonnet LXX. On being cautioned against walking on a Headland overlooking the Sea, because it was frequented by a Lunatic
79. 079 – Sonnet LXXI. Written at Weymouth in winter
80. 080 – Sonnet LXXII. To the Morning Star. Written near the Sea
81. 081 – Sonnet LXXIII. To a querelous acquaintance
82. 082 – Sonnet LXXIV. The Winter Night
83. 083 – Sonnet LXXV
84. 084 – Sonnet LXXVI. To a Young Man entering the world
85. 085 – Sonnet LXXVII. To the insect of the gossamer
86. 086 – Sonnet LXXVIII. Snow-drops
87. 087 – Sonnet LXXIX. To the goddess of botany
88. 088 – Sonnet LXXX. To the Invisible Moon
89. 089 – Sonnet LXXXI
90. 090 – Sonnet LXXXII. To the Shade of Burns
91. 091 – Sonnet LXXXIII. The sea view
92. 092 – Sonnet LXXXIV. To the Muse
93. 093 – The Dead Beggar
94. 094 – The Female Exile
95. 095 – Occasional Address
96. 096 – Inscription on a Stone in the Church-Yard at Boreham, in Essex
97. 097 – A Descriptive Ode
98. 098 – Verses supposed to have been written in the New Forest, in early Spring
99. 099 – Song, from the French
100. 100 – Apostrophe to an Old Tree
101. 101 – The Forest Boy
102. 102 – Ode to the Poppy. Written by a deceased Friend
103. 103 – Verses
104. 104 – Verses on the Death of the same Lady, written in September 1794
105. 105 – Fragment, descriptive of the miseries of war
106. 106 – April
107. 107 – Ode to Death

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Summary

Charlotte Turner Smith (1749 – 1806) was an English poet and novelist. She initiated a revival of the English sonnet, helped establish the conventions of Gothic fiction, and wrote political novels of sensibility.It was in 1784, in debtor’s prison with her husband Benjamin, that she wrote and published her first work, Elegiac Sonnets. The work achieved instant success, allowing Charlotte to pay for their release from prison. Smith’s sonnets helped initiate a revival of the form and granted an aura of respectability to her later novels.Stuart Curran, the editor of Smith’s poems, has written that Smith is “the first poet in England whom in retrospect we would call Romantic”. She helped shape the “patterns of thought and conventions of style” for the period. Romantic poet William Wordsworth was the most affected by her works. He said of Smith in the 1830s that she was “a lady to whom English verse is under greater obligations than are likely to be either acknowledged or remembered”. By the second half of the nineteenth century, however, Smith was largely forgotten.