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But orders obeyin', and dangers defyin',

He fell wi' Macleod on the banks of the Nile.

Pale, pale grew the traveller's visage so manly, An' down his grave cheek the big rollin' tear

ran ;
I am not alone in the loss has befa'n me!

O wae to ambition the misery of man !
But go to my hall: to the poor an' the needy

My table is furnish'd, an' open my door;
An' there I will cherish, an' there I will feed thee,

And often together our loss we'll deplore."

THE SKYLARK.

BIRD of the wilderness,

Blythesome and cumberless,
Sweet be thy matin o'er moorland and lea!

Emblem of happiness,

Blest is thy dwelling-place
O to abide in the desart with thee;

Wild is thy lay and loud,

Far in the downy cloud,
Love gives it energy, love gave it birth,

Where on thy dewy wing * The traveller was Macleod of Geanies, father to the late brave Captain Macleod, who fell amongst his countrymen in Egypt.

Where art thou journeying? Thy lay is in heaven, thy love is on earth.

O'er fell and fountain sheen,

O’er moor and mountain green, O'er the red streamer that heralds the day,

Over the cloudlet dim.

Over the rainbow's rim, Musical cherub, soar, singing, away ;

Then with the gloaming comes,

Low in the heather blooms, Sweet will thy welcome and bed of love be;

Emblem of happiness,

Blest is thy dwelling-place-
O to abide in the desart with thee!

CLASS SECOND.

Love Songs.

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LOVE SONGS.

BONNY MARY.

WHERE Scaur rins whimpling 'mang the rocks,

And wheels and boils in mony a linn, A brisk young shepherd fed his flocks,

Unus'd to guile, to strife, or din : But love its şilken net had thrown

Around his breast so brisk and airy; And his blue eyes wi' moisture shone,

As thus he sung of Bonny Mary.

When o'er the Lowther's haughty head

The morning breaks in streaks sae bonny
I climb the mountain's lonely side.

For quiet rest I get na ony.
How sweet the brow on yon hill cheek!

Where mony a weary hour I tarry ;
For there I see the twisted reek
Rise frae the cot where dwells my Mary.

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