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Wild Relique! beauteous as the chosen spot
"— How Wallace fought for Scotland, left the name Of Wallace to be found, like a wild flower, All over his dear Country; left the deeds Of Wallace, like a family of ghosts, To people the steep rocks and river banks Her natural sanctuaries, with a local soul Of independence and stern liberty." MS.
Lord of the Vale! astounding Flood!
And yet how fair the rural scene!
Hence all who love their country, love
Along thy banks, at dead of night,
But clouds and envious darkness hide A Form not doubtfully descried:Their transient mission o'er,
Less than divine command they spurn;
The man of abject soul in vain
Nor deem that it can aught avail
(At Inversncydc, upon Loch Lomond.)
Sweet Highland Girl, a very shower