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Charlotte Turner Smith

Charlotte Smith, an English novelist and poet of the Romantic period, prompted a revival of the English sonnet, helped to set conventions for Gothic fiction and wrote political novels of sensibility. Despite ten novels, four children's books and other works, she saw herself mainly as a poet, expecting to be remembered for her Elegiac Sonnets. She is credited with turning the sonnet into an expression of woeful sentiment. She left her husband and began writing to support their children. Her struggles for legal independence as a woman affect her poetry, novels and autobiographical prefaces. Her early novels show development in sentimentality. Later ones such as Desmond and The Old Manor House praised the ideals of the French Revolution. Waning interest left her destitute by 1803. Barely able to hold a pen, she sold her book collection to pay debts and died in 1806. Largely forgotten by the mid-19th century, she has since been seen as a major Romantic writer.

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Bell Blazing Crescent Delights Evening Hours Light Moments Murder Night Hide All Notes Point Quick Returning Shines Silver Sweet Sweetness Time Wing Less More Hide All See All
May its index point to joy, And moments wing'd with new delights. Sweet may resound each silver bell, And never quick returning chime, Seem in reproving notes to tell, Of hours mispent, and murder'd time.
Silene, who declines The garish noontide's blazing light; But when the evening crescent shines, Gives all her sweetness to the night. — © Charlotte Turner Smith
Silene, who declines The garish noontide's blazing light; But when the evening crescent shines, Gives all her sweetness to the night.
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