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SONNET [24] XXIV. By the same.

1 MAKE there my tomb beneath the lime trees' shade,
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At the corner of the churchyard which looks towards the fields, there are two lime trees it is there I wish to rest.

Sorrows of Werter. Volume Second.
2 Where grass and flow'rs, in wild luxuriance wave;
3 Let no memorial mark where I am laid,
4 Or point to common eyes the lover's grave!
5 But oft at twilight morn, or closing day,
6 The faithful friend, with fault'ring step shall glide,
7 Tributes of fond regret by stealth to pay,
8 And sigh o'er the unhappy suicide!
9 And sometimes, when the Sun with parting rays
10 Gilds the long grass that hides my silent bed,
11 The tear shall tremble in my CHARLOTTE's eyes;
12 Dear, precious drops! they shall embalm the dead;
13 Yes! CHARLOTTE o'er the mournful spot shall weep,
14 Where her poor WERTER, and his sorrows sleep.

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Title (in Source Edition): SONNET [24] XXIV. By the same.
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Elegiac sonnets, and other poems. By Charlotte Smith. The first Worcester edition, from the sixth London edition, with additions. Printed at Worcester [Mass.]: by Isaiah Thomas, sold by him in Worcester, and by said Thomas and Andrews in Boston, 1795, p. 44. xix,[2],22-126,[2]p.,[5] leaves of plates: ill.; 15 cm. (12mo) (OTA N22357)

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