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ERRATA AND EMENDATIONS.

Page 13. line 6. from bottom, for “ Guest” read “ quest.” Page 47. last two lines, read thus : “ Became, as nearer to the Coast she drew,

More glorious, with spread sail and streaming pendant." Page 48. line 5. read thus:

Was ever built with patient care. l'age 85. lines 6 and 7. read thus: 6 So let it rest, - and time will come

When here the tender-hearted."

YARROW REVISITED,

AND

OTHER POEMS,

COMPOSED (TWO EXCEPTED) DURING A TOUR IN

SCOTLAND, AND ON THE ENGLISH BORDER,

IN THE AUTUMN. OF 1831.

YARROW REVISITED.

[The following Stanzas are a memorial of a day passed with

Sir Walter Scott, and other Friends visiting the Banks of the Yarrow under his guidance, immediately before his departure from Abbotsford, for Naples.

The title Yarrow Revisited will stand in no need of explanation, for Readers acquainted with the Author's previous poems suggested by that celebrated Stream.]

The gallant Youth, who may have gained,

Or seeks, a “ Winsome Marrow," Was but an Infant in the lap

When first I looked on Yarrow;
Once more, by Newark's Castle-gate

Long left without a Warder,
I stood, looked, listened, and with Thee,

Great Minstrel of the Border!

Grave thoughts ruled wide on that sweet day,

Their dignity installing
In gentle bosoms, while sere leaves

Were on the bough, or falling;
But breezes played, and sunshine gleamed -

The forest to embolden ;
Reddened the fiery hues, and shot

Transparence through the golden.
For busy thoughts the Stream flowed on

In foamy agitation;
And slept in many a crystal pool

For quiet contemplation:
No public and no private care

The freeborn mind enthralling, We made a day of happy hours,

Our happy days recalling.

Brisk Youth appeared, the Morn of youth,

With freaks of graceful folly,– Life's temperate Noon, her sober Eve,

Her Night not melancholy,
Past, present, future, all appeared

In harmony united,
Like guests that meet, and some from far,

By cordial love invited.

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