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Poem by Charlotte Turner Smith


Sonnet 52. The Pilgrim


FROM THE NOVEL OF CELESTINA.
THE PILGRIM.

FAULTERING and sad the unhappy pilgrim roves,
Who, on the eve of bleak December's night,
Divided far from all he fondly loves,
Journeys alone, along the giddy height
Of these steep cliffs, and as the sun's last ray
Fades in the West, sees, from the rocky verge,
Dark tempests scowling o'er the shortened day,
And hears, with ear appall'd, the impetuous surge
Beneath him thunder!--So, with heart oppress'd,
Alone, reluctant, desolate, and slow,
By Friendship's cheering radiance now unblest,
Along life's rudest path I seem to go;
Nor see where yet the anxious heart may rest,
That, trembling at the past--recoils from future woe.



Charlotte Turner Smith


Charlotte Turner Smith's other poems:
  1. Sonnet Written in the Churchyard at Middleton in Sussex
  2. Sonnet 32. To Melancholy. Written on the Banks of the Arun, October, 1785
  3. Sonnet 26. To the River Arun
  4. Sonnet 55. The Return of the Nightingale. Written in May, 1791
  5. Sonnet 15. From Petrarch (WHERE the green leaves exclude the summer beam)


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