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And fit his harp the pomp to sing,
Of Scotland's ancient Court and King,

In the succeeding lay.

END of cANTo Fourth.

MARMION.

Jntroduction to Canto Fifth.

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GEORGE ELLIS, Esq.

Edinburgh. When dark December glooms the day, And takes our autumn joys away; When short and scant the sun-beam throws,

Upon the weary waste of snows,
A cold and profitless regard,
Like patron on a needy bard;
When sylvan occupation's done,
And o'er the chimney rests the gun,
And hang, in idle trophy, near,
The game-pouch, fishing-rod, and spear;

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