One Hundred Modern Scottish Poets [Afterw.] Modern Scottish Poets. with Biogr. and Critical Notices [By D.H. Edwards]

One Hundred Modern Scottish Poets [Afterw.] Modern Scottish Poets. with Biogr. and Critical Notices [By D.H. Edwards]

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...poems breathe the genuine tones of the Scottish lyre, with its pathos, truth, and native affection. His hymns show a pure heart in the highest and holiest sense--grace and refinement combined with religious fervour. Extreme modesty keeps him in the shade, like the sweet violet whose fragrance and loveliness must be sought after. Much of his spare time is spent in visiting the destitute, ignorant, sick, and wayward denizens of the dark and dismal closes and dens of the High Street and Canongate of Edinburgh; and many of his touching sketches of wretchedness and poverty have been inspired amidst such surroundings. He tells a homely story of grief or joy with truth and feeling, can paint an odd character with a stroke or two of his poetic brush, and in a fragmentary song of sorrow express the essence of an entire tragedy. MY MITHER'S DEPARTURE. I am lanely! I am lanely! since my mither's gane awa; The hoose is nae the same, an' I canna rest ava. Her ingle side is dark, an' her knock is stun'in' still, An the flowers are no sae cheerie oot on the window sill. I look into her roomie, and I gie the ither stare, Aye thinkin' that my mither should be sittin in her chair; But ah, waes me, a cloud o' gloom has gathered o'er her ha', An' tears come drappin' frae my een as noo she is awa! I am lanely! I am lanely! an' I dream the hale lang nicht; An' aye my mither's kindly face comes up upon my aicht. I think I hear her loving voice, while she upon me smiles; But ah, I find when mornin' comes the vision but beguiles. When hame 1 come at e'enin' frae the warl's toil an' care, Nae mither's there to greet me, an' oor frugal dish to share; An' as I wander thro' the hoose, my heart gets wae an' sad, For aye her countenance, 'twas said, made everybody glad. An'...
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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123652120X
  • 9781236521200