Charlotte Dacre (c.1782-1841)|
THE little Moth round candle turning,
Stops not till its wings are burning:
So woman, dazzled by man's wooing,
Rushes to her own undoing.
The above poem can be found in:
Dacre, Charlotte. Hours of Solitude. London: D.N.Shury, 1805.
(as found in the facsimile edition printed by New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1978.)
McGann, Jerome J., ed. The New Oxford Book of Romantic Period Verse.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.
Dacre also wrote under the name "Rosa Matilda".
The collection Hours of Solitude was published when she was