One Hundred Modern Scottish Poets; With Biographical and Critical Notices Volume 2

One Hundred Modern Scottish Poets; With Biographical and Critical Notices Volume 2

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...half the poems are in rich Gaelic, and shows that she tunes her lyre with equal ease in dulcet strains to captivate either the Saxon or the Gael. We are not, however, qualified to speak of her productions in this language; yet authorities inform us that they are of great merit, showing force and grace of expression--some of her lyrics and shorter pieces rising to high flights of poetic fancy. Her English and Doric effusions evince great felicity of expression, without the least manifestation of art or effort--with a natural sweetness and freshness, as has been said by one of her reviewers, like the "sparkling dew-drop clear and pearly," that forms the subject of one of her poems, or like a bright spring that bubbles up irresistibly beside the dusty wayside. With a loving appreciation of external nature, we frequently find united a tender, meditative spirit--in her artless grace, singing of scenes and subjects familiar to everyday life. TO A SPRIG OF HEATHER. Thou hast come with the smell of my dear native mountains, And tales of the freshness of moorland and lea; From the wild misty glens, where in glory thou hloomest, A whisper of love thou hast brought unto me. O dear to my heart are thy sweet purple blossoms, That grow 'mong the brackens that curl on the braes, And by the green banks of the clear winding rivers, Whose murmurs I hear, as upon thee I gaze. Thou hast brought me the fragrance of briar and myrtle, The bright shining gold of the furze and the broom, The plover's wild cry, aud the whirr of the heathcock, That sleeps on thy bosom, and feasts on thy bloom. Methinks I behold the soft fringe of the pine-tree, The beautiful rowan, in scarlet and green. And white foaming streamlets that rib the steep corrie, Whose more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236575636
  • 9781236575630