Charlotte Smith

(4 May 1749 – 28 October 1806 / London)

Charlotte Smith Poems

1. Occasional Address 4/15/2010
2. Song I 4/15/2010
3. Song Ii 4/15/2010
4. Song Iii 4/15/2010
5. Sonnet L. 4/15/2010
6. Sonnet Li. 4/15/2010
7. Sonnet Lii. 4/15/2010
8. Sonnet Liv. 4/15/2010
9. Sonnet Lix. 4/15/2010
10. Sonnet Lv. 4/15/2010
11. Sonnet Lvi. 4/15/2010
12. Sonnet Lvii. To Dependence 4/15/2010
13. Sonnet Lxi 4/15/2010
14. Sonnet Lxii 4/15/2010
15. Sonnet Lxiv 4/15/2010
16. Sonnet Lxix 4/15/2010
17. Sonnet Lxv. To Dr. Parry Of Bath 4/15/2010
18. Sonnet Lxviii. 4/15/2010
19. Sonnet Lxxi. 4/15/2010
20. Sonnet Lxxii. To The Morning Star 4/15/2010
21. Sonnet Lxxiii. To A Querulous Acquaintance 4/15/2010
22. Sonnet Lxxx. To The Invisible Moon 4/15/2010
23. Sonnet Lxxv. 4/15/2010
24. Sonnet Lxxvi. To A Young Man Entering The World 4/15/2010
25. Sonnet Xlv. On Leaving A Part Of Sussex 4/15/2010
26. Sonnet Xlvi. 4/15/2010
27. Sonnet Xlviii. To Mrs. **** 4/15/2010
28. Sonnet Xviii. To The Earl Of Egremont 4/15/2010
29. Sonnet Xx. To The Countess Od A---- 4/15/2010
30. Sonnet Xxiii. By The Same. To The North Star. 4/15/2010
31. Sonnet Xxiv. By The Same. 4/15/2010
32. Sonnet Xxv. By The Same. 4/15/2010
33. Sonnet Xxviii. To Friendship 4/15/2010
34. Sonnet Xxxiii. To The Naiad Of The Arun 4/15/2010
35. Sonnet Xxxvi. 4/15/2010
36. Sonnet Xxxvii. 4/15/2010
37. Sonnet Xxxviii. 4/15/2010
38. The Bee's Winter Retreat 4/15/2010
39. The Peasant Of The Alps 4/15/2010
40. The Truant Dove, From Pilpay 4/15/2010

Comments about Charlotte Smith

  • Peter Bolton (2/25/2014 2:09:00 PM)

    Maybe one was also always writing verse as a child and sneakily submitting some of it to magazines but not many of us were forcibly married at 15. I also love her novels.

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Best Poem of Charlotte Smith

Beachy Head

ON thy stupendous summit, rock sublime !
That o'er the channel rear'd, half way at sea
The mariner at early morning hails,
I would recline; while Fancy should go forth,
And represent the strange and awful hour
Of vast concussion; when the Omnipotent
Stretch'd forth his arm, and rent the solid hills,
Bidding the impetuous main flood rush between

The rifted shores, and from the continent
Eternally divided this green isle.
Imperial lord of the high southern coast !
From thy projecting head-land I would mark
Far in the east the shades of night ...

Read the full of Beachy Head

The Emigrants: Book Ii

Scene, on an Eminence on one of those Downs, which afford to the South a view of the Sea; to the North of the Weald of Sussex. Time, an Afternoon in April, 1793.


Long wintry months are past; the Moon that now
Lights her pale crescent even at noon, has made
Four times her revolution; since with step,
Mournful and slow, along the wave-worn cliff,
Pensive I took my solitary way,
Lost in despondence, while contemplating

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