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SONNET [50] L. From the Novel of Celestina.

1 FAREWELL, ye lawns! by fond Remembrance blest,
2 As witnesses of gay unclouded hours;
3 Where, to maternal Friendship's bosom prest,
4 My happy childhood past amid your bow'rs.
5 Ye woodwalks wild! where leaves and fairy flow'rs
6 By Spring's luxuriant hand are strewn anew;
7 Rocks! whence with shadowy grace rude Nature low'rs
8 O'er glens and haunted streams! a long adieu!
9 And you! oh promis'd Happiness! whose voice
10 Deluded Fancy heard in ev'ry grove,
11 Bidding this tender, trusting heart rejoice
12 In the bright prospect of unfailing love:
13 Tho' lost to me still may thy smile serene
14 Bless the dear lord of this regretted scene.

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Title (in Source Edition): SONNET [50] L. From the Novel of Celestina.
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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. 70. xix,[2],22-126,[2]p.,[5] leaves of plates: ill.; 15 cm. (12mo) (OTA N22357)

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