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SONNET [53] LIII. The Laplander. From the Novel of Celestina.

1 THE shiv'ring native, who by Tenglio's side
2 Beholds, with fond regret, the parting light
3 Sink far away, beneath the dark'ning tide,
4 And leave him to long months of dreary night;
5 Yet knows, that springing from the eastern wave,
6 The sun's glad beams shall reillume his way,
7 And from the snows secur'd within his cave
8 He waits, in patient hope returning day.
9 Not so the suff'rer feels, who, o'er the waste
10 Of joyless life, is destin'd to deplore
11 Fond love forgotten, tender friendship past,
12 Which, once extinguish'd, can revive no more!
13 O'er the blank void, he looks with hopeless pain;
14 For him those beams of Heaven, shall never shine again.

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Title (in Source Edition): SONNET [53] LIII. The Laplander. 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. 73. xix,[2],22-126,[2]p.,[5] leaves of plates: ill.; 15 cm. (12mo) (OTA N22357)

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