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Written in the Church-Yard at Middleton in Sussex

Publication Date: May 9, 2013

Chapter: English Literature During The Romantic Period

Man, Charlotte Smith was pretty emo This particular mediation on the fate of her slowly-eroding ancestors was followed up by another sonnet, "On Being Cautioned Against Walking on an Headland Overlooking the Sea, Because It was Frequented by a Lunatic." That poem featured Charlotte staring with envy at a madman shouting obscenities at a large body of water because he had no concept of how truly horrible life was. So, to wit, Charlotte Smith envied both the dead and the insane.

What I'm saying is that Charlotte Smith was kind of a downer.

Anyway, you know what's not a downer? This is the 600th Lit Brick, hence the less-than-subtle number I slipped into the first panel I just like to keep track of such things And speaking of anniversaries, I forgot Lit Brick's birthday, as it cracked three years on April 5th I guess we'll just have to celebrate its 3 Years, 1 month, and 4 days birthday instead.

Author: Charlotte Smith • Year: 1789 • Source: Bartleby

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