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Passions wild, and follies vain,
Pleasures soon exchanged for pain;
Doubt, and jealousy, and fear,
In the magic dance appear.

Now they wax, and now they dwindle,
Whirling with the whirling spindle.
Twist ye, twine ye! even so,
Mingle human bliss and woe.

Song of Meg Merrilies—Guy Mannering.

FALSE LOVE.

False love, and hast thou play'd me this

In summer among the flowers?
I will repay thee back again

In winter among the showers.
Unless again, again, my love,

Unless you turn again;
As you with other maidens rove,

I'll smile on other men.

The Knight's to the mountain

His bugle to wind;
The lady's to greenwood

Her garland to bind.
The bower of Burd Ellen

Has moss on the floor,
That the step of Lord William

Be silent and sure.

David Gellatley's Song in Waverley, COUNTY GUY.

Ah! County Guy, the hour is nigh,

The sun has left the lea,
The orange-flower perfumes the bower,

The breeze is on the sea.
The lark, his lay who trilled all day,

Sits hush'd his partner nigh;
Breeze, bird, and flower, confess the hour,

But where is County Guy 1

The village maid steals through the shade
Her shepherd's wish to hear;

To beauty shy, by lattice high,
Sings high-born cavalier.

The star of love, all stars above,
Now reigns o'er earth and sky;

And high and low the influence know—
But where is County Guy 1

(Quentin Durward.)

ONE HOUR WITH THEE.

An hour with thee !—When earliest day
Dapples with gold the eastern grey,
Oh, what can frame my mind to bear
The toil and turmoil, cark and care,
New griefs, which coming hours unfold,
And sad remembrance of the old?

One hour with thee!

One hour with thee! When burning June
Waves his red flag at pitch of noon;
What shall repay the faithful swain,
His labour on the sultry plain;
And more than cave or sheltering bough,
Cool feverish blood, and throbbing brow ?—
One hour with thee!

One hour with thee !—When sun is set,
O, what can teach me to forget
The thankless labours of the day;
The hopes, the wishes, flung away;
The increasing wants and lessening gains,
The master's pride, who scorns my pains ?—
One hour with thee!

(Woodstock.)

GREEN WOODLANDS.

Hie away, hie away,
Over bank and over brae,
Where the copsewood is the greenest,
Where the fountains glisten sheenest,
Where the lady-fern grows strongest,
Where the morning dew lies longest,
Where the black-cock sweetest sips it,
Where the fairy latest trips it:
Hie to haunts right seldom seen,
Lovely, lonesome, cool, and green,
Over bank and over brae,

Hie away, hie away.

{Waverley.)

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