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Charlotte Turner Smith (Шарлотта Смит)


Hope


Parody on Lord Strangford's 'Just like Love.'
JUST like Hope is yonder bow,
That from the center bends so low,
Where bright prismatic colours shew
How gems of heavenly radiance glow,
Just like Hope !
Yet if, to the illusion new,
The pilgrim should the arch pursue,
Farther and farther from his view,
It flies; then melts in chilling dew,
Just like Hope !

Ye fade, ethereal hues ! for ever,
While, cold Reason, thy endeavour
Sooths not that sad heart, which never
Glows with Hope. 



Charlotte Turner Smith's other poems:
  1. Inscription
  2. Sonnet 63. The Gossamer
  3. Sonnet 34. Charm'd by Thy Suffrage
  4. Sonnet 52. The Pilgrim
  5. Sonnet 7. Sweet Poet of the Woods


Poems of other poets with the same name (Стихотворения других поэтов с таким же названием):

  • Joseph Addison (Джозеф Аддисон) Hope ("Our lives, discoloured with our present woes")
  • Emily Brontë (Эмили Бронте) Hope ("Hope was but a timid friend")
  • George Herbert (Джордж Герберт (Херберт)) Hope ("I gave to Hope a watch of mine: but he")

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