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SONNET [40] XL. From the same.

1 FAR on the sands, the low, retiring tide,
2 In distant murmurs hardly seems to flow,
3 And o'er the world of waters, blue and wide,
4 The sighing summer wind forgets to blow.
5 As sinks the daystar in the rosy West,
6 The silent wave, with rich reflection glows;
7 Alas! Can tranquil Nature give me rest,
8 Or scenes of beauty, soothe me to repose?
9 Can the soft lustre of the sleeping main,
10 Yon radiant Heaven, or all Creation's charms,
11 'Erase the written troubles of the brain,'
12 Which Memory tortures, and which Guilt alarms?
13 Or bid a bosom transient quiet prove,
14 That bleeds with vain remorse, and unextinguish'd love!

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Title (in Source Edition): SONNET [40] XL. From 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. 60. xix,[2],22-126,[2]p.,[5] leaves of plates: ill.; 15 cm. (12mo) (OTA N22357)

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