This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852. Excerpt: ... "And see not ye that bonny road "That winds ahout the fernie brae? "That is the road to fair Eifland, 41 Where thou and I this night manu gae." Tkamai Ike Rhymer. Thro countreis seir, holtis and rockis hie, Ouir vaillis, planis, woddis, wallie sey, Ouir fludis fair, and mony strait mountane, We war caryit in twinkling of ane ee; Our charett Sew, and raid nocht, as thocht me. Gau'tn DougZaj. Twas in the leafy month of June, Ere yet the lark hath hushed his tune; When fair athwart the summer sky Bright fleecy clouds sail softly by. And sweeping shadows lightly pass, Like spirits dancing o'er the grass; And new-fledged birds are in the bowers, And bees are humming round the flowers, And through the meads is heard the stir Of the blithe chirring grasshopper: Twas sweet Midsummer Eve: I lay Alone by Eildon's haunted brae, Soothed by the sound of woods and streams; While, fitful as the shifting gleams Of sunshine o'er the forest glade, Poetic fancies round me played; And young love's tender reveries Came fluttering, like the fragrant breeze, Or wild-dove's wing among the trees. Thus slumber found me: and I it'll Into a trance, as if some spell Had rapt my willing soul away From its cast slough of earthly clay: Was waking mortal ne'er so blest--Then, gentle Azla, ' list, O list!' Methought a Maid of heavenly mien, Whose garb bespoke the Elfin Queen, Appeared--and, with a winning smile Might well the wariest heart beguile, Waved thrice on high her magic wand, And summoned me to Fairy-Land. Who could resist the charming Elf 1 She seemed the while my Azla's self! Now, seated in her winged ear, We lightly speed o'er realms afar, Where alpine ridges wildly rise, With glaciers gleaming to the skies; Or sandy deserts, scorched and dun, Stretch boundless 'neath a fiery ...
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