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MARMION.

3ntroduction to Canto First.

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TO

WILLIAM STEWART ROSE, Esq.

Ashestiel, Ettricke Forest.

November's sky is chill and drear,
November's leaf is red and sear :
Late, gazing down the steepy linn,
That hems our little garden in,
Low in its dark and narrow glen,
You scarce the rivulet might ken,
So thick the tangled green-wood grew,
So feeble trilled the streamlet through :
Now, murmuring hoarse, and frequent seen
Through bush and brier, no longer green,

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