The Poems and Songs of William Hamilton of Bangour; Collated with the Ms. Volume of His Poems, and Containing Several Pieces Hitherto Unpublished with Illustrative Notes, and an Account of the Life of the Author

The Poems and Songs of William Hamilton of Bangour; Collated with the Ms. Volume of His Poems, and Containing Several Pieces Hitherto Unpublished with Illustrative Notes, and an Account of the Life of the Author

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ... who is she, the general gaze Of sighing crowds, the world's amaze, Who looks forth as the blushing morn On mountains of the east new born? Is it not Cochrane fair? 'Tis she, The youngest grace of graces three. The eldest fell to death a prey, Ah! snatched in early flower away; The second, manifold of charms, Blesses a happy husband's arms; The third a blameless form remains, O'er all the blooming victor reigns; Where'er she gracious deigns to move, The public praise--the public love! Superior these shall still remain, The lover's wish, the poet's strain; Their beauties shall all hearts engage, Victorious over spite and age. As thee, Montgomery, shall they shine, And charm the world with arts like thine! The subject of this very happy offering of the muse was Lady Mary Montgomerie, daughter of Archibald, ninth Earl of Eglin-toun, by his second Countess, Lady Anne, daughter of George, Earl of Aberdeen, Lord High Chancellor of Scotland. Lady Mary was distinguished as well for her good sense and amiable disposi-tion as for her beauty. The object of her choice--"The happy youth, with arts refined, Simple of heart, of stedfast mind," was Sir David Cuninghame of Milncraig, Bart., a property in Ayrshire. The poem appeared in the edition of Hamilton's Poems, 1760. It differs slightly from the MS. copy--the following lines only having been omitted: --Lady Catherine, daughter of John, fourth Earl of Dimdonald, married the Earl of Galloway. Her eldest sister, the Duchess of Hamilton, died very young, in child-bed. It would have been well for her second sister if she had shared the same fate. She was Countess of Strathmore. Page 69, line 40--"See, fragrant, how in summer hour The maid appears all in the flower!" Line 44--"Such hope, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123652540X
  • 9781236525406