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Date: 1797


Charlotte Smith, Volume II of Elegiac Sonnets. In response to critics such as Anna Seward who called her sonnets "a perpetual dun on pity," she responds in her Preface, "I am unhappily exemt from the suspicion of feigning sorrow," placing responsibility for her sorrows on those causing it -- the lawyers depriving her children of finances adequate to their needs.

Notes: Stuart Curran, The Poems of Charlotte Smith (New York: Oxford UP, 1993), xxv, 11. 

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Elegiac Sonnets, Volume II 

Published: 1797

Book of Poems 

Links for Charlotte Smith:

Selected Poetry (Transcriptions of poetry by Charlotte Smith.) (U. Pennsylvania)

Beachy Head: With Other Poems (Transcription of the book by Charlotte Smith.) (British Women Romantic Poets Project)

"Saint Monica" (Transcription of the poem by Charlotte Smith.) (U. Pennsylvania)

The Emigrants (Transcription of the text by Charlotte Smith.) (U. Pennsylvania)



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