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ROB ROY'S GRAVE.
The History of Rob Roy is sufficiently known; his Grave
is near the head of Loch Ketterine, in one of those small Pin-fold-like Burial-grounds, of neglected and desolate appearance, which the Traveller meets with in the Highlands of Scotland.
A famous Man is Robin Hood,
She has her brave Rob Roy!
Then clear the weeds from off his Grave,
HEAVEN gave Rob Roy a dauntless heart,
Or keep his Friends from harm.
Yet was Rob Roy as wise as brave;
Must scorn a timid song.
Say, then, that he was wise as brave
He sought his moral creed.
Said generous Rob,“ What need of Books ? “ Burn all the Statutes and their shelves : “They stir us up against our Kind;
“And worse, against Ourselves.
“We have a passion, make a law,
* In bitterness of soul.
“And, puzzled, blinded thus, we lose
“ The Creatures see of food and field,
“For why ?- because the good old Rule “ Sufficeth them, the simple Plan, “That they should take who have the power,
“And they should keep who can.
“A lesson which is quickly learn'd, “ A signal this which all can see ! “ Thus nothing here provokes the Strong
“To wanton cruelty.