Alan Halsey

Charlotte Smith

Giddy composing verses she and all her children
the abyss into which if frenzy seized her husband with
awful ideas of force and danger I need not name but
As to the Sonnets you will give him no information
I am so harrassed with Duns and chicane I am writing
a chapter every day (my trade) of another Novel having
the Rhumatism as I usd to do and I expect strange Defeatures
without returning to a scene I do not know I could bear
as I was I beleive circumstanced and sacrificed
as of a different species the shadowy resemblance

from Lives of the Poets


Thomas Hoccleve
Sir Walter Ralegh

Sam: Johnson
Thomas Warton


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