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Love's Last Appeal 98

A Stolen Kiss 100

A Warning Word 101

The Metamorphosis 102

My First Railway Ride 106

Sellars and his Shears 108

An Epistle to a Poetical Friend 110

Elegaic Stanzas 113

To the Morning Star 115

A Dreamland Delight 116

Lines written on the banks of the Dee, near Chester 118

"The Dingle." 119

Sonnet—The Primrose 120

Sonnet—To a Robin Singing on a November Morning 121

Sonnet—Addressed to J. Ferguson of Carlyle 121

Disenchanted 122

Tarlochan's Advice to his Son 123

A last fond Farewell 124

The Captured Bird 125

Where dwelleth Happiness? 127

Jeanie's new Album 128

Verses addressed to a fair friend on Her Birthday 131

1 The Minstrel to his Harp 132

'V Translations:—

Loch-Duich—From the Author's Gaelic 133

Elegaic Stanzas—From the same 136

Mairi Laghach—From the Gaelic of J. McDonald 138

The Child of Promise—From the Author's Gaelic, by Rev. Dr.

Buchannan, Perthshire 141

Another version of the same poem, by Lachlan McLean 142


Who loves not to think of Glenfinnan? 145

The Hills of the Heather 146

Ellie Bhoidheach 148

Glenara, I love thee 149

0 Why so long Absent? 150

When I am far away 151

Bonnie Isabel : 151

The Lass wi' the Bricht Gowden Hair 152

Sweet Annie Bhan of Inverglen 153

My Morven Maid 154

The Maid of Leven-side 155

The Lass of Loch-shin " 156

Winna the Siller make up for an Old Man? 157

The Lass of Glenfyne 159

The Betraved One to Her Child 160

Sweet Annie of Glenara 161

The Shepherd Boy 162

Bella 163

Maggie Stuart '163

Inverae's Wooing 165

1 love thee not, April 166

Poems, Songs, And Sonnets—Chiefly written in Canada :—

The Chaudiere 169

The Relief of Lucknow 170

Creag-a-Gharie 172

To Professor G e on his last Historical Discovery 175

Robert Burns 176

Anniversary verses 179

The Modern Hercules 182

J Canadian Girls 187

The Clans of 'Forty-five 188

A "Fabled" Ossian 190

■f The Lake of the Thousand Isles 192

A Scottish Syren 193

Sonnets descriptive of the Scenery of Loch-Awe, Argyleshire :—

I. Loch-Awe 196

II. The Brander Pass 197

III. Innis-Druidnich 197

IV. Kilchurn Castle 198

V. Fraoch-Eilean 199

VI. Glenorchy 199

VII. A Summer Morning at Dalmally 200

Keep your Powder Dry, Boys 201

The Press 202

Domnhull Piobaire and the Bagpipes 205

"Stands Scotland where it did?" 207

To Mary sleeping in an Arbour 210

A Day with the Muse 211

My Rowan Tree 215

Erin Machree '■ 217

My First St. Andrew's Night in Canada 219

* In Metuoriam of Dr. Laycock, 3f Woodstock. Ont 221

A Time that yet shall be 223

The Modern Moloch 225

From the Sublime to the Ridiculous 227

v William Lyon Mackenzie and his Traducers 228

A Girl I know 229

Glory to the Brave 230

Scottish Church Music 232

Verses written on New Year's Day, 1869 234

A Missing Minstrel 236

John Bull on his Travels. 238

Lines addressed to a fair Friend 240

The Wallace Monument vs. Old Humphrey 241

Let us do the best we can 243

Verses addressed to John F. Campbell, of Islay 244

* Canada's Welcome to the Prince of Wales 247

A very ill-used Squad, sir 249

, Macaulay vs. Scotland 251

* Garibaldi the Brave 253

y Curling vs. Shinty 256

Christmas Time 258

Remember the Poor 259

To a fair Friend in a Foreign Land. (Written in response to a Yule-

time greeting received from her after a silence of many years)— 260

To the same Friend on a similar occasion 261



"VAN Maccoll was born on the 21st September, 1808, at Kenmore, Lochfyne-side—a farm situated on the banks of that famous Loch, about five miles west from Inverary, Argjdeshire, and at the time in the joint occupation of several tenants, the poet's father, Dugald MacColl, being one of them. The bard, who was the youngest but one of a family of six sons and two daughters, was fortunate enough in having for his father one who, in addition to many other excellent qualities, was famed far and near for the richest store of Celtic song of any man living in his part of the country. His home became, in consequence, the common resort of those in the district who delighted in such things; and long and frequent were the winter ceilidhs at his house to listen to him

'Written for the Cdlic Magazine of 1880. by its editor, Alexander Mao kenzie, F.S.A., Scot., Inverness, Scotland.

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