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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 British Poets

1866
...steps discover, Then who will cheer my bonny bride When they have slain her lover ? " — 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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Class-book of English poetry

English poetry - 1866 - 348 pages
...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-...
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1866
...word used by Campbell, in his ballad of ' Lord Ullin's Daughter " t He makes the ferryman say : — " And by my word, the bonny bird In danger shall not tarry'." The word seems to have been spelt indifferently l»ird or bird ; and the derivation from it of the...
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The Standard Fifth Reader for Public and Private Schools: Containing a ...

Epes Sargent - 1867 - 478 pages
...slain her lover J " Outspoke 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-...
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The young Englishman's first poetry book, compiled by E.C. Lowe

Edward Clarke Lowe - 1868
...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:...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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The Garland of Poetry for the Young: A Selection in Four Parts, Volumes 1-2

Caroline Matilda Kirkland - American poetry - 1868
...slain her lover ? " Outspoke 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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The American Union Speaker: Containing Standard and Recent Selections in ...

John Dudley Philbrick - Readers - 1868 - 588 pages
...slain her lover ! " Out spoke the hardy highland wight, " I '11 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 '11 row you o'er the ferry." By this the storm grew loud apace, The water-wraith...
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The Garland of Poetry for the Young: A Selection in Four Parts

Caroline Matilda Kirkland - 1868
...slain her lover ? " Outspoke the hardy Highland wight, " I'll go, my chief— I'm ready ! It is not for your silver bright, But for your winsome lady ; — " And, by my word I the bonny bird In danger shall not tarry ; So, though the waves are raging white, I'll row you o'er...
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The public school speaker and reader, ed. by J.E. Carpenter

Joseph Edwards Carpenter - 1869
...slain her lover ?" Out spoke the hardy island 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-...
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The book of poetry for schools and families [ed.] by W. Davis

William Davis (B.A.) - 1869 - 184 pages
...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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