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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."
COMPOSED (TWO EXCEPTED) DURING A TOUR IN
SCOTLAND, AND ON THE ENGLISH BORDER,
IN THE AUTUMN. OF 1831.
[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;
Long left without a Warder,
Great Minstrel of the Border!
Grave thoughts ruled wide on that sweet day,
Their dignity installing
Were on the bough, or falling;
The forest to embolden ;
Transparence through the golden.
In foamy agitation;
For quiet contemplation:
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,
In harmony united,
By cordial love invited.