Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, ELEGIAC SONNET: 81, by CHARLOTTE SMITH



Poetry Explorer

Classic and Contemporary Poetry

Rhyming Dictionary Search
ELEGIAC SONNET: 81, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: He may be envied, who with tranquil breast
Last Line: By friendship hallow'd -- rural happiness!
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Charlotte Turner


He may be envied, who with tranquil breast
Can wander in the wild and woodland scene,
When Summer's glowing hands have newly drest
The shadowy forests, and the copses green;
Who, unpursued by care, can pass his hours
Where briony and woodbine fringe the trees,
On thymy banks reposing, while the bees
Murmur "their fairy tunes in praise of flowers;"
Or on the rock with ivy clad, and fern
That overhangs the osier-whispering bed
Of some clear current, bid his wishes turn
From this bad world; and by calm reason led,
Knows, in refined retirement, to possess
By friendship hallow'd -- rural happiness!





Other Poems of Interest...



Home: PoetryExplorer.net