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SONNET [13] XIII. From Petrarch.

1 OH! place me where the burning noon

LINE 1. Pommi ove'l Sol, occide i fiori e l'erba. Petrach, Sonnetto 112, Parte primo.

2 Forbids the wither'd flow'r to blow;
3 Or place me in the frigid zone,
4 On mountains of eternal snow:
5 Let me pursue the steps of Fame,
6 Or Poverty's more tranquil road;
7 Let youth's warm tide my veins inflame,
8 Or sixty winters chill my blood:
9 Tho' my fond soul to Heav'n were flown,
10 Or tho' on Earth 'tis doom'd to pine,
11 Prisoner or free obscure or known,
12 My heart, oh Laura! still is thine.
13 Whate'er my destiny may be,
14 That faithful heart, still burns for thee!


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Title (in Source Edition): SONNET [13] XIII. From Petrarch.
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Smith, Charlotte Turner, 1749-1806. 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. 33. xix,[2],22-126,[2]p.,[5] leaves of plates: ill.; 15 cm. (12mo) (OTA N22357)

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