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" As I stood by yon roofless tower, Where the wa'-flower scents the dewy air, Where the howlet mourns in her ivy bower, And tells the midnight moon her care. "
Poems: Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect - Page 37
1869
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The poetical works of Robert Burns. [With] (Memoir of Burns, by sir H. Nicolas).

Robert Burns - 1866
...C0MNOCK PSALMS.' I stood by yon roofless tower, Where the wa' flower scents the dewyair, Where the howlet mourns in her ivy bower, And tells the midnight moon her care ; * This fragment was founded on a Poem by Allan Ramsay. The scenery is from nature. The Poet is supposed...
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The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Burns

James Currie - 1869 - 612 pages
...Cumnock psaJme. As I stood by yon roofless tower, Where the wa'-flower scents the dewy air, "Where the howlet mourns in her ivy bower, And tells the midnight moon her care : The winds were laid, the air was still, The stars they shot alang the sky ; The fox was howling on the hill, And the distant-echoing...
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The poetical works of Robert Burns, Volume 3

1870 - 319 pages
...! A VISION.1 As I stood by yon roofless tower, Where the wa'-flowcr scents the dewy air, Where the howlet mourns in her ivy bower, And tells the midnight moon her care. The winds were laid, the air was still, The stars they shot alang the sky ; The fox was howling on the hill, And the distant echoing...
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The poetical works [and correspondence] of Robert Burns, Volume 2

Scotland - 1870 - 288 pages
...VISION. As I stood by yon roofless tower. Where the wa'-flower scents the dewy air, Where th' howk-t mourns In her ivy bower, And tells the midnight moon her care. The winds were laid, the air was still, The stars they shot alang the sky ; The fox was howling on the hill, Whase distant echoing glens...
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The Surgeon's Daughter, and Castle Dangerous

Walter Scott - Scotland - 1871 - 415 pages
...CASTLE DANGEKOUS. As I stood by yon roofless tower, Where the wa'flower scents the dewy air. Where the howlet mourns in her ivy bower. And tells the midnight moon her care ; The winds were laid, the air was still, The stars they shot along the sky ; The fox was howling on the hill. And the distant echoing...
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The Gentleman's Magazine

Early English newspapers - 1871
...region of the picturesque. "This noble pile of ruins, this roofless tower, Where the wa'flower scents the dewy air, Where th' howlet mourns in her ivy bower, And tells the midnight moon her care," — was the scene of most of Burns's lonely musing hours at Dumfries ; and the mount which has been...
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The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Burns,: Arranged in the ..., Volume 2

Robert Burns - 1871
...overthrow."] As I stood by yon roofless tower, Where the wa'-flower scents the dewy air, Where the houlet mourns in her ivy bower, And tells the midnight moon her care. CHORUS. A lassie all alone was makin9 her moan, Lamentin9 our lads, beyond the sea; In the bluidy wars...
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The poetical works of Robert Burns, ed. by C.C. Clarke

Robert Burns - 1872
...were ten thousand mile. A VISION. 1 As I stood by yon roofless tower,1 Where the wa'-flower scents the dewy air, Where th' howlet mourns in her ivy bower, And tells the midnight moon her care ; 2 The winds were laid, the air was still, The stars they shot alang the sky ; The fox was howling...
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Authors at Work

Charles Pebody - 1872 - 392 pages
...noble pile of ruins, this roofless tower, Where the wa'llower sceuts the dewy air, Where th' howlct mourns in her ivy bower, And tells the midnight moon her care,"— was the scene of most of Burns's lonely musing hours at Dumfries; and the mount which has been distinguished...
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Parnassus

Ralph Waldo Emerson - American poetry - 1874 - 534 pages
...MARVELL. THE VISION. As I stood by yon roofless tower, Where the wa'-flower scents the dewy air, Where the howlet mourns in her ivy bower, And tells the midnight moon her care: The winds were laid, the air was still, The stars they shot alang the sky; The fox was howling on the hill, And the distant-echoing...
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