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SONNET [41] XLI. To Tranquillity.

1 IN this tumultuous sphere, for thee unfit,
2 How seldom art thou found Tranquillity!
3 Unless 'tis when with mild and downcast eye,
4 By the low cradles, thou delight'st to sit,
5 Of sleeping infants watching the soft breath,
6 And bidding the sweet slumb'rers easy lie;
7 Or sometimes hanging o'er the bed of death,
8 Where the poor languid suff'rer hopes to die.
9 Oh! beauteous sister of the halcyon Peace!
10 I sure shall find thee in that heav'nly scene
11 Where Care and Anguish shall their pow'r regin;
12 Where Hope alike, and vain Regret shall cease;
13 And Memory lost in happiness serene,
14 Repeat no more that misery has been mine!


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Title (in Source Edition): SONNET [41] XLI. To Tranquillity.
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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. 61. xix,[2],22-126,[2]p.,[5] leaves of plates: ill.; 15 cm. (12mo) (OTA N22357)

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