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But, oh! what symbol may avail to tell The kindness, wit, and sense, we loved so well What sculpture show the broken ties of life, Here buried with the parent, friend, and wife' Or on the tablet stamp each title dear, By which thine urn, EUPHEMIA, claims the tear ! Yet taught, by thy meek sufferance, to assume Patience in anguish, hope beyond the tomb, Resign'd, though sad, this votive verse shall flow, And brief, alas! as thybrief span below.

LiFE IN THE FOREST. (1822)

ON Ettrick Forest's mountains dun
'Tis blithe to hear the sportsman's gun,
And seek the heath-frequenting brood
Far through the noonday solitude;
By many a cairn and trenched mound,
Where chiefs of yore sleep lone and
sound,
And springs, where grey-hair'd shep-
herds tell,
That still the fairies love to dwell.

Along the silver streams of Tweed
'Tis blithe the mimic fly to lead,
When to the hook the salmon springs,
And the line whistles through the rings;
The boiling eddy see him try,
Then dashing from the current high,
Till watchful eye and cautious hand
Have led his wasted strength to land.

'Tis blithe along the midnight tide With stalwart arm the boat to guide; On high the dazzling blaze to rear, And heedful plunge the barbed spear;

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| Clerk of Pennycuik, bound by his tenure, when the King came to Edinburgh, to receive him at the Harestone with three blasts on a horn,

* Landlord of the Waterloo Hotel

3 The Blue Blanket is the standard of the incorporated trades of Edinburgh.

* Sir Thomas Bradford, then commander of the forces in Scotland.

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