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( Caledonia ! stern and will,
Meet nurse for a poctic child !
Land of brown heath and shagsy wood',
Land of the mountain and the flood,
Land of my sires! what mortal hand
Can e'er untie the filial band
That knits me to thy rugged strand !

SCOTT.

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and they are intended as far as possible to illustrate the

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individual merits of these Poets may be, it may be said

of them, that they have all at least vied with each

other in describing the beauties and singing the glories

of their native land.

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