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SONNET [45] XLV. On leaving a part of Sussex.

1 FAREWELL Aruna! on whose varied shore
2 My early vows were paid to Nature's shrine,
3 When thoughtless Joy, and infant Hope were mine,
4 And whose lorn stream has heard me since deplore
5 Too many sorrows! Sighing I resign
6 Thy solitary beauties and no more,
7 Or on thy rocks, or in thy woods recline,
8 Or on the heath, by moonlight ling'ring, pore
9 On air drawn phantoms While in Fancy's ear
10 As in the evening wind thy murmurs swell,
11 Th' Enthusiast of the Lyre, who wander'd here,

LINE 11. Th' enthusiast of the lyre who wander'd here. Collins. See note to Sonnet 30.

12 Seems yet to strike his visionary shell,
13 Of power to call forth Pity's tend'rest tear,
14 Or wake wild Frenzy from her hideous cell!


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Title (in Source Edition): SONNET [45] XLV. On leaving a part of Sussex.
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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. 65. xix,[2],22-126,[2]p.,[5] leaves of plates: ill.; 15 cm. (12mo) (OTA N22357)

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