ページの画像
PDF
ePub

Spread his broad nostril to the wind,
Listed before, aside, behind;
Then couched him down beside the hind,
And quaked among the mountain fern,
To hear that sound so dull and stern.

END OF CANTO SECOND.

MARMION.

Introduction to Canto Third.

TO

WILLIAM ERSKINE, Esq.

Ashestiel, Ettricke Forest. Like April morning clouds, that pass, With varying shadow, o'er the grass, And imitate, on field and furrow, Life's chequered scene of joy and sorrow; Like streamlet of the mountain north, Now in a torrent racing forth, Now winding slow its silver train, And almost slumbering on the plain; . Like breezes of the autumn day, Whose voice inconstant dies away,

« 前へ次へ »