1806 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Charlotte Smith

J. B., "Epitaph on Charlotte Smith, the Author" Daily Advertiser (6 November 1806).



Mourn, mourn ye Muses, POETRY deplore!
Your favourite Vot'ry is, alas! no more!
Cold is that hand which wrote in Virtue's cause;
And mute that tongue which merited applause.
The WREATH of GENIUS now will different bloom—
Alas! her laurels deck the hungry tomb!
Brompton, Sunday Evening.