Charlotte wrote these poems while in debtors’ prison with her husband … luckily, the collection was successfully published, which allowed her to pay for their release. David and I alternate on these readings … which took a bit over a year to finish (that’s my fault entirely; I procrastinate too much.)

They didn’t deserve that wait … some of these sonnets and poems are really lovely, though I’m not sure I’d listen to them all in one sitting, that might be pretty bleak! In amongst them is my new favourite poem title of ALL TIME. I’m so lucky that the order fell out right in order for me to record it, too.

Sonnet LXX. On being cautioned against walking on a Headland overlooking the Sea, because it was frequented by a Lunatic.
[audio:http://www.archive.org/download/elegiac_sonnets_0903_librivox/elegiacsonnets_078_smith.mp3] (1:17)

http://librivox.org/elegiac-sonnets-and-other-poems-by-charlotte-turner-smith/
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  1. Anthony Cole

    Hi Cori
    I just listened to book one of Gibbon’s History. Your two sections were music. And On being cautioned against walking on a Headland overlooking the Sea, because it was frequented by a Lunatic is now my favourite poem. In fact, it was my favourite poem from the moment I read the title!

  2. Cori

    Thankyou, Anthony! I must say, my life’s a little emptier without a volume of Gibbon on the go … I guess now I should listen to the entire collection (I’ve only dipped in and out, so far.)

  3. Jeehee

    I appreciate you to give me the chance to listen to this verse. I am happy to know this site and will visit here often for my study and comfort. Thank you~!!

  4. Cori

    You’re very welcome, Jeehee, it was a pleasure to record them. Plus it was fun to do a ‘duet’, too, David’s voice is lovely.

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