Here you will find the Poem Sonnet LIX. of poet Charlotte Smith
Written Sept. 1791, during a remarkable thunder storm, in which the moon was perfectly clear, while the tempest gathered in various directions near the earth. WHAT awful pageants crowd the evening sky! The low horizon gathering vapours shroud, Sudden, from many a deep-embattled cloud Terrific thunders burst and lightnings fly-- While in serenest azure, beaming high, Night's regent, of her calm pavilion proud, Gilds the dark shadows that beneath her lie, Unvex'd by all their conflicts fierce and loud. --So, in unsullied dignity elate, A spirit conscious of superior worth, In placid elevation firmly great, Scorns the vain cares that give Contention birth; And blest with peace above the shocks of Fate, Smiles at the tumult of the troubled earth.