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A contrite heart, a humble thought, Are mine accepted sacrifice.

From Ivanhoe, 1818. BORDER BALLAD

The lark his lay who thrilled all day

Sits hushed his partner nigh: Breeze, bird, and flower confess the hour,

But where is County Guy?

The village maid steals through the

shade,
Her shepherd's suit to hear;
To beauty shy by lattice high,

Sings high-born Cavalier.
The star of Love, all stars above

Now reigns o'er earth and sky;
And high and low the influence know-
But where is County Guy ?

- From Quentin Durward, 1823.

BONNY DUNDEE

MARCH, march, Ettrick and Teviotdale, Why the deil dinna ye march forward

in order? March, march, Eskdale and Liddesdale, All the Blue Bonnets are bound for the border,

Many a banner spread,

Flutters above your head, Many a crest that is famous in story,

Mount and make ready then,

Sons of the mountain glen, Fight for the Queen and our old Scot

tish glory. Come from the hills where your hirsels

are grazing, Come from the glen of the buck and

the roe ; Come to the crag where the beacon is

blazing. Come with the buckler, the lance, and the bow.

Trumpets are sounding,

War-steeds are bounding, Stand to your arms and march in good order ;

England shall many a day

Tell of the bloody fray, When the Blue Bonnets came over the the Border.

From The Monastery, 1820.

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Dundee he is mounted, he rides up the

street, The bells are rung backward, the drums

they are beat; But the Provost, douce man, said, “ Just

e'en let him be, The Gude Town is weel quit of that Deil

of Dundee."

Come fill up my cup, etc. As he rode down the sanctified bends of

the Bow, Ilk carline was flyting and shaking her

pow; But the young plants of grace they

looked couthie and slee, Thinking luck to thy bonnet, thou

Bonny Dundee !

Come fill up my cup, etc. With sour-featured Whigs the Grass

market was crammed, As if half the West had set tryst to be

hanged ;

COUNTY GUY LH! County Guy, the hour is nigh, The sun has left the lea, he orange flower perfumes the bower, The breeze is on the sea.

THE SUN UPON THE WEIRDLAW

HILL

“ The glow-worm o'er grave and stron

Shall light thee steady.
The owl from the steeple sing,

• Welcome, proud lady."
From The Heart of Midlothian, 1818.
TRUE-LOVE, AN THOU BE TRUE

" It was while struggling with such languor, on one lovely evening of this autumn (1817), that he composed the following beautiful verses. They mark the very spot of their birth, -namely, the then naked height overhanging the northern side of the Cauldshields Loch, from which Melrose Abbey to the eastward, and the hills of Et. trick and Yarrow to the west, are now visible over a wide range of rich woodland, -all the work of the poet's hand." Lockhart's Life of Scott, Chapter 39. The sun upon the Weirdlaw Hill

In Ettrick's vale is sinking sweet; The westland wind is hush and still,

The lake lies sleeping at my feet. Yet not the landscape to mine eye Bears those bright hues that once it

bore, Though evening with her richest dye

Flames o'er the hills of Ettrick's shore.

TRUE-LOVE, an thou be true,

Thou hast ane kittle part to play, For fortune, fashion, fancy, and thou

Maun strive for many a day. I've kend by mony a friend's tale,

Far better by this heart of mine, What time and change of fancy avail,

A true love-knot to untwine. From The Bride of Lammermoor, 1819.

REBECCA'S HYMN

With listless look along the plain

I see Tweed's silver current glide, And coldly mark the holy fane

Of Melrose rise in ruined pride. The quiet lake, the balmy air, The hill, the stream, the tower, the

treeAre they still such as once they were,

Or is the dreary change in me?

WHEN Israel of the Lord beloved

Out from the land of bondage came, Her fathers' God before her moved,

An awful guide in smoke and flame. By day, along the astonished lands

The cloudy pillar glided slow ;
By night, Arabia's crimsoned sands

Returned the fiery column's glow. There rose the choral hymn of praise, And trump and timbrel answered

keen, And Zion's daughters poured their lays. With priest's and warrior's voice le

tween. No portents now our foes amaze,

Forsaken Israel wanders lone : Our fathers would not know Thy ways

And Thou hast left them to their own.

Alas! the warped and broken board,

How can it bear the painter's dye? The barp of strained and tuneless chord,

How to the minstrel's skill reply? To aching eyes each landscape lowers, To feverish pulse each gale blows

chill ; And Araby's or Eden's bowers Were barren as this moorland hill.

1817. PROUD MAISIE

PROUD Maisie is in the wood,

Walking so early ; Sweet Robin sits on the bush,

Singing so rarely. * Tell me, thou bonny bird,

When shall I marry me?” “When six braw gentlemen

Kirkward shall carry ye."

But present still, though now unseen, When brightly shines the prosperous

day, Be thoughts of Thee a cloudy screen

To temper the deceitful ray ! And 0, when stoops on Judah's path In shade and storm the frequent

night, Be Thou, long-suffering, slow to wrath.

A burning and a shining light! Our harps we left by Babel's streams.

The tyrant's jest, the Gentile's scorn: No censer round our altar beams,

And mute are timbrel, harp, and horn. But Thou hast said, The blood of goat,

The flesh of rams I will not prize;

" Who makes the bridal bed,

Birdie, say truly ?” “ The gray-headed sexton

That delves the grave duly.

ontrite heart, a humble thought, Are mine accepted sacrifice.

From Ivanhoe, 1818.

The lark his lay who thrilled all day

Sits hushed his partner nigh: Breeze, bird, and flower confess the hour,

But where is County Guy?

BORDER BALLAD

The village maid steals through the

shade,
Her shepherd's suit to hear;
To beauty shy by lattice high,

Sings high-born Cavalier.
The star of Love, all stars above

Now reigns o'er earth and sky;
And high and low the influence know-
But where is County Guy ?

- From Quentin Durward, 1823.

BONNY DUNDEE

IRCH, march, Ettrick and Teviotdale, Why the deil dinna ye march forward

in order? arch, march, Eskdale and Liddesdale, All the Blue Bonnets are bound for the border,

Many a banner spread,

Flutters above your head, Many a crest that is famous in story,

Mount and make ready then,

Sons of the mountain glen, Fight for the Queen and our old Scot

tish glory. ome from the hills where your hirsels

are grazing, Come from the glen of the buck and

the roe ; ome to the crag where the beacon is

blazing: Come with the buckler, the lance, and

the bow.

Trumpets are sounding,

War-steeds are bounding, Stand to your arms and march in good

order ;

England shall many a day

Tell of the bloody fray, When the Blue Bonnets came over the the Border. From The Monastery, 1820.

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As he rode down the sanctified bends of

the Bow, Ilk carline was flyting and shaking her

· Pow; But the young plants of grace they

looked couthie and slee, Thinking luck to thy bonnet, thou

Bonny Dundee !

Come fill up my cup, etc. With sour-featured Whigs the Grass

market was crammed, As if half the West had set tryst to be

hanged;

COUNTY GUY AH! County Guy, the hour is nigh, The sun has left the lea, The orange flower perfumes the bower, The breeze is on the sea.

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HILL

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LIST OF REFERENCES

EDITIONS

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edition is that published by Murray, London, 1898: Letters and Journals, 6 volumes, edited by R. E. Works, 7 volumes, edited by E. H. Coleridge. Riverside Edition, 5 volumes, Houghton & Mifflin. ford Edition, 1 volume. * Poetical Works, Cambridge Paul E. More (the best one-volume edition).

BIOGRAPHY

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las), The Letters and Journals of Lord Byron, with , 1830, (the standard biography, though unreliable on ULT (John), Life of Lord Byron, 1830 (based in part on LONDOT (Armand), Histoire de la Vie et des Écrits de Lord 1. LESCURE (Adolphe), Lord Byron, Histoire d'un Homme, ZE (Karl), Lord Byron, Berlin, 1870; English translation, ASTELAR (Emilio), Vida de Lord Byron, Madrid, 1873; ion, London, 1875. * Nichol (John), Byron (English Series), 1880 (the best brief biography). JEAFFRESON | Lord Byron, 1883. NOEL (Roden), Lord Byron (Great 1, 1887. ACKERMANN (Richard), Lord Byron, sein Leben, idelberg, 1901.

RSONAL REMINISCENCES AND EARLY CRITICISM

'homas), Conversations of Lord Byron, 1824. Dallas ctions of Lord Byron, from 1808 to 1814, 1824. GAMBA rrative of Lord Byron's Last Journey to Greece, 1825. Lord Byron and some of his Contemporaries, 1828. HUNT biography. Grimm (Hermann), Fünfzehn Essays: Lord igh Hunt. (T. B.), Edinbargh Review, 1831: Moore's Life of Byron. says. DISRAELI (B.), Venetia (Portrait of Byron). JEFFREY *), Edinburgh Review: No. 38, Art. 10, Childe Harold; No. le Giaour; No. 45, Art. 9, The Corsair and Bride of Abydos

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