Fair City Chimes: A Book of Verse

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Wood & Son, 1898 - English poetry - 160 pages
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Page 42 - Twas firm as a rock i' the sea. " Ho, ho ! " quo' the deil, " sae I canna lift up A stane flung by my richt han' ! But here let it rest ; what the deil canna do Is no in the pooer o
Page 43 - Is no in the pooer o' man." An' he danced roond an' roond, an' lauched an' skirled, Whaur the grey stane's lyin' the noo ;
Page 46 - tis met, That the good may grow up in its glory and strength, And the earth be a paradise yet ! Taking the world as you find it, lad, See that you leave it not so ; He's a pitiful coward that slinks from the field Without ever striking the foe. Have something to show to the gods above Of the work that you wrought down below ! THE DEIL'S STANE. Eh, bairns ! siccan cantrips the muckle deil played In the gruesome days langsyne ; Whan' s huifs were heard on the laich hoose-taps, An' his voice i' the...
Page 81 - An' grandly rows the buirdly Tay by hut an' lordly ha' ; But, gazin' on the wondrous scenes, a tear but dims the e'e, An' thochts o' sweet Glen Ogil will rise an' whirr awa'. The hills abune Glen Ogil ! I see them a' the day As veive as when I speel'd them in summer days langsyne — The heather purples in my heart, the hill mists gather grey, An' the licht that glints on tarn and stream my saul will never tyne.
Page 42 - An' his voice i' the roarin' linn, This grey stane, beddit i' the glack o' the glen, Ance lay on the heich hill-tap ; An' roond it at nichts, i' the licht o' the mime, The deil he skirled an
Page 46 - Take the world as you find it, lad, But mind 'tis not shapen to yon ; Then fashion your life with an iron will For the work that you have to do ; Fitting yourself as a key to its lock, That the world may open to you. Take the world as you find it, lad, With a pleasant smile and a bow ; Take the world as you find it, my boy, And then to the rough work go, As a fighter shakes hands with his combatant Before he strikes a blow. Take the world as you find it, lad, And boldly step to the van ; Take the...
Page 81 - An' cantie croon the burnies by hill an' wooded glen, An' I wad barter a' 1 win, an' lea' these city wa's, To spend in dear Glen Ogil six simmer days again. The city's dust is on me, an' I am far awa' ; Nor mavis' mellow sang is heard, nor happy burnie's croon ; But aft, when labour's ended quite, an' gloamin' shadows a', The crested lapwing Memory in the lane glen settles doon.
Page 81 - The whaup's disconsolate wailin', the brawl o' muirland streams ; An' weird, as in the days langsyne, the deep glen glacks amang, The hill-winds are hallooin doun the gorges o' my dreams. JAMES SMITH. 431 The Perthshire hills are bonnie, Schiehallion's steep an' hie, An' grandly rows the buirdly Tay by hut an...
Page 163 - STANFORD UNIVE CECIL H. GRE STANFORD, CALIFOI (415) 72: All books may be rec DATE 1...
Page 46 - And the beauty of living is passed away. TAKE THE WORLD AS YOU FIND IT, LAD. Take the world as you find it, lad, But mind 'tis not shapen to yon ; Then fashion your life with an iron will For the work that you have to do ; Fitting yourself as a key to its lock, That the world may open to you. Take the world as you find it, lad, With a pleasant smile and a bow ; Take the world as you find it, my boy, And then to the rough work go, As a fighter...

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