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An angry brook, it sweeps the glade,
Brawls over rock and wild cascade,
And, foaming brown with doubled speed,
Hurries its waters to the Tweed.

No longer Autumn's glowing red Upon our Forest hills is shed; No more, beneath the evening beam, Fair Tweed reflects their purple gleam ; Away hath passed the heather-bell, That bloomed so rich on Needpath-fell, Sallow his brow, and russet bare Are now the sister-heights of Yair. The sheep, before the pinching heaven, To sheltered dale and down are driven, Where yet some faded herbage pines, And yet a watery sun-beam shines : In meek despondency they eye The withered sward and wintry sky,

And far beneath their summer hill,
Stray sadly by Glenkinnon's rill :
The shepherd shifts his mantle's fold,
And wraps him closer from the cold;
His dogs no merry circles wheel,
But, shivering, follow at his heel;
A cowering glance they often cast,
As deeper moans the gathering blast.

My imps, though hardy, bold, and wild, As best befits the mountain child, Feel the sad influence of the hour, And wail the daisy's vanished flower; Their summer gambols tell, and mourn, And anxious ask,—Will spring return, And birds and lambs again be gay, And blossoms clothe the 'hawthorn spray?

Yes, prattlers, yes. The daisy's flower Again shall paint your summer bower;


Again the hawthorn shall supply
The garlands you delight to tie ;
The lambs upon the lea shall bound,
The wild birds carol to the round,
And while you frolick light as they,
Too short shall seem the summer day.

To mute and to material things New life revolving summer brings ; The genial call dead Nature hears, And in her glory re-appears. But Oh! my country's wintry state What second spring shall renovate ? What powerful call shall bid arise The buried warlike, and the wise? The mind, that thought for Britain's weal, The hand, that grasped the victor steel? The vernal sun new life bestows Even on the meanest flower that blows;

But vainly, vainly, may he shine,
Where Glory weeps o’er Nelson's shrine ;
And vainly pierce the solemn gloom,
That shrouds, 0 Pitt, thy hallowed tomb !

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Deep graved in every British heart, O never let those names depart ! Say to your sons,-Lo, here his grave, Who victor died on Gadite wave To him, as to the burning levin, Short, bright, resistless course was given ; Where'er his country's foes were found, Was heard the fated thunder's sound, Till burst the bolt on yonder shore, Rolled, blazed, destroyed,—and was no more.

Nor mourn ye less his perished worth,
Who bade the conqueror go forth,
And launched that thunderbolt of war
On Egypt, Hafnia, a Trafalgar ;

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Who, born to guide such high emprize,
For Britain's weal was early wise ;
Alas! to whom the Almighty gave, ,
For Britain's sins, an early grave;
His worth, who, in his mightiest hour,
A bauble held the pride of power,
Spurned at the sordid lust of pelf,
And served his Albion for herself ;
Who, when the frantic crowd amain
Strained at subjection's bursting rein,
O’er their wild mood full conquest gained,
The pride, he would not crush, restrained,
Shewed their fierce zeal a worthier cause,
And brought the freeman's arm to aid the freeman's


Had'st thou but lived, though stripp'd of power, A watchman on the lonely tower, Thy thrilling trump had roused the land, When fraud or danger were at hand;

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