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SONNET [33] XXXIII. To the Naiad of the Arun.

1 GO! rural Naiad; wind thy stream along
2 Thro' woods and wilds; then seek the ocean caves
3 Where sea nymphs meet, their coral rocks among,
4 To boast the various honors of their waves!
5 'Tis but a little, o'er thy shallow tide,
6 That toiling Trade her burthen'd vessel leads;
7 But laurels grow luxuriant on thy side,
8 And letters live, along thy classic meads.
9 Lo! where 'mid British bards thy natives
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LINE 9. Thy natives.

Otway, Collins, Hayley.

shine!
10 And now another poet helps to raise
11 Thy glory high the poet of the MINE!
12 Whose brilliant talents are his smallest praise:
13 And who, to all that genius can impart,
14 Adds the cool head, and the unblemish'd heart!

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Title (in Source Edition): SONNET [33] XXXIII. To the Naiad of the Arun.
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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. 53. xix,[2],22-126,[2]p.,[5] leaves of plates: ill.; 15 cm. (12mo) (OTA N22357)

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