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Last Day of Spring 2008

Sonnet

Written at the Close of Spring

The garlands fade that Spring so lately wove,
   Each simple flower, which she had nurs'd in dew,
Anemonies that spangled every grove,
   The primrose wan, and hare-bell, mildly blue.
No more shall violets linger in the dell,
   Or purple orchis variegate the plain,
Till Spring again shall call forth every bell,
   And dress with humid hands, her wreaths again.
Ah! poor humanity! so frail, so fair,
   Are the fond visions of thy early day,
Till tyrant passion, and corrosive care,
   Bid all thy fairy colours fade away!
Another May new buds and flowers shall bring;
Ah! why has happiness—no second spring?

Charlotte Smith (1749-1806)

The Oxford Book of Eighteenth Century Verse (1926), ed. David Nichol Smith, # 371.

Lane Core Jr. CIW P — Thu. 06/19/08 12:18:43 PM
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