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" His horsemen hard behind us ride; Should they our steps discover, Then who will cheer my bonny bride, When they have slain her lover? "
The Kilmarnock mirror, and literary gleaner - Page 79
1820
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The Way of Poetry: An Anthology for Younger Readers

John Drinkwater - Children's poetry - 1922 - 240 pages
...have slain her lover?" Out spoke the hardy Highland wight, "I'll go, my chief, I'm ready: It is not for your silver bright, But for your winsome lady:...bonny bird In danger shall not tarry; So though the waves are raging white I 'll row you o'er the ferry." By this the storm grew loud apace, The water-wraith...
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A Book of British and American Verse

Henry Van Dyke, Hardin Craig, Asa Don Dickinson - American poetry - 1922 - 1908 pages
...go, my chief— I 'm ready :— It is not for your silver bright ; But for your winsome lady: 20 " And by my word ! the bonny bird In danger shall not tarry ; So though the waves are raging white, I 'll row you o'er the ferry."— ** By this the storm grew loud apace, The...
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The Modern Student's Book of English Literature

Harry Morgan Ayres - English literature - 1924 - 898 pages
...her lover?" — Out spoke the hardy Highland wight, "I'll go, my chief — I'm ready : — It is not seldom hast granted thy help to essay, Carry on and...— my shield and my sword In that act where my soul waves are raging white, I'll row you o'er the ferry." — By this the storm grew loud apace, The water-wraith...
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The Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 1

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1925 - 1100 pages
...slain her lover?" Out spoke the hardy Highland wight, "I 'II go, my chief, — I'm ready: — It is not for your silver bright ; But for your winsome lady...bonny bird In danger shall not tarry : So, though the waves are raging white, 1 '11 row you o'er the ferry." j By this the storm grew loud apace, The water-wrnith...
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St. Nicholas: A Monthly Magazine for Boys and Girls, Volume 3, Part 1

Children's literature - 1876
...behind. Next verse : Outspoke the hardy Highland wight, " I Mi go, my chief, I 'm ready. It is not for your silver bright, But for your winsome lady. " And by my word ! the bonnic bird In danger shall not tarry ; So though the waves arc raging white, I '11 row you o'er the...
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Annual Register, Volume 46

Edmund Burke - History - 1805
...chief, I'm. ready : It is not for your silver bright, But for your winsome lady. XLVI. 30 And '• And by my word, the bonny bird In danger shall not tarry ; So,-though the waves are raging white, I'll row you o'er the ferry." By this the storm grew loud...
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McGuffey's Fourth Eclectic Reader

William Holmes McGuffey - Readers - 1879 - 256 pages
...have slain her lover?" Out spoke the hardy Highland wight "I'll go, my chief — I'm ready: It is not for your silver bright, But for your winsome lady:...bonny bird In danger shall not tarry; So, though the waves are raging white, I'll row you o'er the ferry." By this, the storm grew loud apace, The water-wraith...
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A Family Heritage: The Story and Songs of LaRena Clark

Edith Fowke, Jay Rahn, LaRena LeBarr Clark - Art - 1994 - 308 pages
...had slain her lover?" 3. Up spoke the hardy Highland wight, "I'll go, my chief, I'm ready. It is not for your silver bright but for your winsome lady,...my word the bonny bird in danger shall not tarry; Although the waves are raging white, I'll row you o'er the ferry." 4. At this the storm grew loud apace,...
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New Oxford English, Volume 2

Anne Powling, John O'Connor - English language - 1996 - 160 pages
...wind, And as the night grew drearer, Adown the glen rode armed men, Their trampling sounded nearer. 'And by my word! the bonny bird In danger shall not tarry; So though the waves are raging white, I'll row you o'er the ferry.' 8 For sore dismayed, through storm and shade,...
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Nelson English - Book 3 Copymaster Resource Book, Book 3

John Jackman, Wendy Wren - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2014 - 120 pages
...have slain her Io\er?' Out spake the hardy Highland wight. 'I'll go. my chief. I'm ready: It is not for your silver bright. But for your winsome lady...bonny bird In danger' shall not tarry: So though the waves are raging white I'll row you o'er the fern.' By this the storm grew loud apace. The water-wraith...
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