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The Mermaid leuch", her brief was gane,
And kelpie's f blast was blawing,
For deep, deep was she fawing.
Aboon the stream his wraith † was seen,
Warlocks & tirl'd lang at gloamin;
Ere lang the waves war foamin'.
THE TRUE MODEL.
My friend is the man I would copy thro' life,
* Leuch, laugh'd.
1 Wraith. The spectral appearance of a person about to die, or recently dead.
Warlocks tirld lang at gloamin'.- Warlock's, Wizard's.To tirl, is to uncover; this line is obscure. The meaning may perhaps be, that the Warlocks took the roofs off many houses ; an occurrence by no means meommon when Scotland was infested by those sons of darkness.-Tirl also signifies to knock gently.
Coarse, tempestuous, rough,
Still happy in his station,
Nor heads the snares,
Nor knows the cares,
Nightly singing, cheerily.
His heart is enlarg'd, tho' his fortune is scant,
He seeks no idle squabble,
To clear his way,
From day to day,
When he smiles, 'tis merrily.
How charming to find in his humble retreat,
Relaxing from his labours
With plain regale,
The happy hero see,
All his joys surrounding him,
O WHITE FOAMING RHAIDER.
AIR.-Lady Owen's delight.
white foaming Rhaider, by thy roaring fall, How oft the last words of my love I recal, When the fresh blowing blossom he pluck'd from yon tree, And gave
it all blushing and fragrant to me: Accept it, my Lucy, and long may it prove “ A pleasing memorial of innocent love."
O dear is that blossom, tho' faded, to me,
This token of passion, so tender and true,
Then why should my youth feel the blight of despair,
Then Rhaider, hoarse dashing, with clamourous joy,
O THOU HAST SEEN THE LILY FAIR.
AIR-I saw thy form.
O thou hast seen the lily fair
All bath'd in morning dew,
Just opening to the view, Mary.
The lily bath'd in morning dew,
The rose so fair to see,
Are not more fair than thee, Mary,
But soon before time's withering blast,
The rose and lily fade,
Outlive its darkening shade, Mary.
Yet there is that within thy breast
Will ruthless time defy, i
Will Aourish in yon sky, Mary.