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To Melancholy

To Melancholy

by Charlotte Smith

Epigraph Summary

Get out the microscope, because we’re going through this poem line-by-line.

Written on the banks of the Arun, Oct. 1785. 

  • Charlotte Smith included this helpful bit of info about where and when she wrote "To Melancholy." The Arun River is located in the county of West Sussex in England—check out "Best of the Web" for a map and for some pics of the local scenery.

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