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At last her feet, I sang to see't,

Gaed foremost owre the knowe,
And or I wed anither jade,
I'll wallop in a tow.

The weary pund o'tow &c.



Her hair was like the Cromla mist, When evening sun beams from the west,

Bright was the eye of Morna. When beauty wept the warrior's fall, Then lone and dark was Fingal's hall,

Sad was the lovely Morna.

O lovely were the blue-ey'd maids,
That sung peace to the warrior's shade,

But none so fair as Morna.
Her hallow'd tears bedew'd the brake,
That wav'd beside dark Orma's lake,

Where wander'd lovely Morna.

Sad was the hoary minstrel's song,
That died the rustling heath among,

Where sat the lovely Morna.

It slumber'd on the placid wave,
It echo'd thro’ the warrior's cave,

And sigh'd again to Morna.

The hero's plumes were lowly laid ;
In Fingal’s hall each blue-ey'd maid

Sung peace and rest to Morna.
The harp's wild strain was past and gane,
No more it whisper'd to the moan

Of lovely dying Morna.



Gi'e me a lass wi' a lump o' land,

And we for life shall gang thegither, Tho' daft or wise I'll ne'er demand,

Or black or fair, it maksna whether. I'm aff wi' wit, and beauty will fade,

And blude alane is no worth a shilling, But she that's rich, her market's made,

For ilka charm about her is killing,

Gi'e me a lass wi' a lump o' land,

And in my bosom I'll hug my treasure; Gin I had ance her gear in my hand,

Should love turn dowf, it will find pleasure. Laugh on who likes, but there's my hand,

I hate wi' poortith, tho' bonny, to meddle, Unless they bring cash, or a lump o' land,

They'se never get me to dance to their fiddle.

There's meikle good love in bands and bags,

And siller and gowd's a sweet complexion; But beauty, and wit, and virtue in rags,

Hae tint the art of gaining affection; Love tips his arrows wi’ woods and parks,

And castles and rigs, and moors and meadows, And naething can catch our modern sparks

But weel tocher'd lasses, or jointur'd widows



AIR. The moon was a-waning.

Loud roar'd the tempest, the night was descending,
Alone to the beach was the fair maiden wending,
She eyed the dark wave thro' its light foaming cover,
And chill grew her heart as she thought on her lover.

Long has she wander'd her maiden heart fearing,
Wild rolls her eye but no bark is appearing,
No kind star of light thro' the dark sky is beaming,
And far is the cliff where the beacon is gleaming.

In vain for thy love the beacon flame's burning,
And vain is thy gaze to descry him returning,
No longer he strives 'gainst the billows' rude motion,
For heavy they roll o'er his bed of the ocean.

“Ah! where is my child gone, long does she tarry,"
Fond mother forbear, thou’rt not heard by thy Mary,
For sound is her sleep on the dark weedy pillow,
Her bed the cold sand, and her sheet the rude billow.



'Tis thy will, and I must leave thee,
O then, best-belov'd, farewell!
I forbear, lest I should grieve thee,
Half my heartfelt pangs to tell.
Soon a British fair will charm thee,
Thou her smiles wilt fondly woo;
But though she to rapture warm thee,
Don't forget thy Poor HINDOO.

* The following circumstance, we understand, gave occasion to this singularly interesting production. Among the other inmates of a British resident in India, was a Hindustanni Girl, distinguished both for her refinement and sensibility, and who had conceived for her master a very tender affection. Notwithstanding her particular attachment and attentions, however, her best-beloved, it seems, had courted and was about to marry a lady belonging to his own country. Amid many other necessary arrangements for the reception of his intended and elegant bride, the gentleman judged it proper now to get rid of his poor Hindoo, and accordingly sent her a considerable way up into the country.

As they were in the act of removing her from the only object of her sincere regard, she was observed to indulge her agonized feelings, by singing a plaintive but most harmonious strain, which she had evidently composed for the mournful occasion. Some time afterwards, this melody was communicated to the celebrated Mrs. Opie, for the purpose of suiting it with appropriate words. How well she has succeeded may easily be inferred, even from a cursory perusal of the preceding song, which we may safels affirm cannot fail to interest every reader who possesses the least spark


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