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SONNET [52] LII. The Pilgrim. From the Novel of Celestina.

1 FAULT'RING and sad, th' unhappy Pilgrim roves,
2 Who, on the eve of bleak December's night,
3 Divided far from all he fondly loves,
4 Journeys alone, along the giddy height
5 Of these steep cliffs, and as the sun's last ray
6 Fades in the west, sees, from the rocky verge,
7 Dark tempest scowling o'er the shorten'd day,
8 And hears with ear appall'd, th' impetuous surge
9 Beneath him thunder! So, with heart oppress'd,
10 Alone, reluctant, desolate and slow,
11 By Friendship's cheering radiance now unblest,
12 Along Life's rudest path I seem to go;
13 Nor see where yet the anxious heart may rest,
14 That trembling at the past recoils from future woe.

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Title (in Source Edition): SONNET [52] LII. The Pilgrim. 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. 72. xix,[2],22-126,[2]p.,[5] leaves of plates: ill.; 15 cm. (12mo) (OTA N22357)

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