Poems and Ballads

Paperback | July 8, 2012

bySir James Ranken Fergusson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...a' rejoice, On Robert Burns' birthday, O! Raise yer joyfu' praisefu' voice, On Robert Burns' birthday, O! One hundred years ago this day, Rob's mortal bark cam under way: Let ilka Scot pu' wreaths o' bay For Robert Burns' birthday, O! Auld Scotia, lift thy fair head higher On Robert Burns' birthday, O! For on thee cam celestial fire On Robert Burns' birthday, O! And strong that fire in Burns did blaze, And bright glowed Scotia, in its rays; Now ilka Scot his pride displays For Robert Burns' birthday, O! Whene'er a Scottish heart does beat On Robert Burns' birthday, O! That heart will throb with doubled heat For Robert Burns' birthday, O! Let lockjaw stop the mouth o' slander! Detraction far gar let us wander! And let us joy and praise free squander On Robert Burns' birthday, O! ROBERT FERGUSSON. 1750-1774. OH youthful, witty Fergusson! Too soon thy thread of life was spun, For short upon thee shone the sun, Ill-fated bard! Each kindly Scot bewails each one Thy lot so hard. Thy clansman here with feeble power, Would fain bewail that dismal hour, When heavy fell of tears a shower From all thy friends--When Heaven saw fit on thee to lower For its just ends. Thine was indeed a fiery soul, Too bright to last entire and whole: Brief wert thou entered on life's scroll, Ere thy great mind Sought out beyond each early pole A world more kind. But ere it fled, it well did show What streams of wealth could from it flow; The thoughts that common minds ne'er know, It copious held: Too soon it failed, its power laid low, By madness felled. Thy fame still lives, it ne'er shall die: On spot where thou dost calmly lie Stood Robert Burns with tearful eye, And raised a tomb; And, gen'rous bard! wrote verse full high On thy sad doom. SCOTTISH SONG. ITALIA! boasted...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...a' rejoice, On Robert Burns' birthday, O! Raise yer joyfu' praisefu' voice, On Robert Burns' birthday, O! One hundred y...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217031048

ISBN - 13:9780217031042

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