Poems, Scottish and American

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Cushings & Bailey, 1888 - Scotland - 139 pages
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Page 17 - At (Jod's ain biddin' bloom ; His bosom is their beild, His breath is their perfume. And if He minds the flow'rs, And decks them oot sae braw, He'll care for you and yours— Then trust Him wi
Page 9 - That floats a while above, Ah, well, the years have brought Their freight of care and thought, Yet I build in the clouds to-day. Then away— Uncertain as the sea, So they say, Love ever will be free— The years have come and gone, Life's ebb and flow go on...
Page 72 - And oh ! to lie and mark hie flight, Till, far within the blue, A speck, half seen, imagined half, His form escapes my view ! Oh, for a single skylark, To pour like sunlit rain, Down all the air a shower of song To gladden hill and plain! High priest for birds, the skylark takes Of all bird-song the best, And goes alone, but when he wills, Into the Holiest. Declined u'f Thanks. I'll fash пае mair wi...
Page 102 - Rest thee, bonnie bairnie rest, Wakin's waefu', sleep is best. Rest thee, rest thee, bonnie doo, White, white is thy plaidie, Sae He gie'th snaw like 'oo', Warm and lown to hide thee ! Rest, my bonnie bairnie, rest, Wakin's waefu', sleep is best. Rest thee, rest thee, bonnie doo, Bide the simmer bringin' Gowan's white and bell's o' blue, And the birdies singin'.
Page 66 - With gentlest soothing came ; And now in Nature's greenest robe, A queen I see thee stand ; The fairest, grandest child of earth, My own, my mother-land. Thy children, too, my mother-land, Came to their birth through strife— In war, and storm, and martyr-fires, They bravely won their life— Rock-framed and rude, how stern they stood For truth and conscience free— Fire-souled, how flamed their being forth For liberty and thee. Come now, soft dews of sympathy...
Page 38 - A' that He does is weel, And a' that's guid He'll gie — Oh, lippen and be leal ! OUR SCOTTISH FERN. It died, we said, at early frost — So surely did we deem it lost, We had forgotten it almost. So when the spring with sun and showers Stirred stiffened plants, woke sleeping flowers, We did not think to look for ours. But, tender as a babe new-born, Curling and fresh, a slender horn Clomb to the light one April morn ! Nor was it come to live alone : Four sister-shoots since then have grown, And...
Page 10 - Ah, well, the years have brought Their freight of care and thought, Yet I build in the clouds to-day. Uncertain as the sea, So they say, Love ever will be free — Well-a-day. The years have come and gone, Life's ebb and flow go on, But the sea is the same for aye. If Love do fade e'er long, As they say — Yet Love is true and strong, And will stay.
Page 103 - Rest thee, bonnie bairnie, rest, Wakin's waefu', sleep is best! Gowans white and bells o' blue And the birdies singin' ! Rest thee. bonnie bairnie, rest, Wakin's waefu', sleep is best ! Rest thee, rest thee, bonnie doo — Aye we'll mind oor dearie — A' the gowden Simmer through, A' the Winter dreary! Rest thee, bonnie bairnie, rest, Wakin's waefu', sleep is best! Rest' thee, rest thee, bonnie doo — • Sair has been oor sorrow ! Oh, to greet the bairn we lo'e In Heaven's gleesome morrow ! There,...
Page 60 - TAM, TAMMY. WHEN I was but a toddlin' wean, My faither's pet, my mither's lammie, Sae proud were they, sae blythe and fain When I could ca' them, dad and mammie.! My faither danced me on his knee, My mither sang sweet lilts to me, An
Page 104 - And we were sad and sore of heart, And all the joy of life seemed fled, Our neighbor sought to ease the smart. Oh ! strange, sweet power of sympathy ! That grief should find assuagement thus ! Our sorrow seemed the less to be, The more we thought, She pities us ! And then she said, how blest was she, Since God had still denied her prayer, Nor set a baby on her knee, For such a gift meant such a care ! Our pain was stilled by sad surprise, New feelings in our hearts did stir, We looked into our neighbor's...

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