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To Melancholy

To Melancholy


by Charlotte Smith

To Melancholy: Charlotte Who? True or False

1. How old was Charlotte Smith when she was married? -> 12
2. How did she say marriage at that age made her feel? -> Like a "legal prostitute"
3. Why did Charlotte Smith start writing the Elegiac Sonnets? -> Because her children encouraged her creativity.
4. How many children did Charlotte Smith have? -> 12
5. What is the name of one of Smith's favorite poets? -> Dylan Thomas