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Hunt and Lee, comps.  The Book of the Sonnet.  1867.
 
VI. “Out of Doors While the Hamlet Is Sleeping”
By Charlotte Smith (1749–1806)
 
WHILE thus I wander, cheerless and unblest,
  And find in change of place no change of pain,
In tranquil sleep the village laborers rest,
  And taste repose that I pursue in vain.
Hushed is the hamlet now; and faintly gleam        5
  The dying embers from the casement low
Of the thatched cottage, while the Moon’s wan beam
  Lends a new lustre to the dazzling snow.
O’er the cold waste, amid the freezing night,
  Scarce heeding whither, desolate I stray.        10
For me, pale eye of evening! thy soft light
  Leads to no happy home; my weary way
Ends but in dark vicissitude of care:
I only fly from doubt to meet despair.
 
 
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