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And now, ye youngsters every where,
That wish to make a show,
For happiness below;
Is but an empty name,
You'll find them all the same.
From such a man as me;
Nor one of high degree ;
Then do as I have done,
With John o' Badenyon.
MARY OF BUTTERMERE,*
In Buttermere's woods and wilds among,
A floweret blossom’d, and fair it grew ;
Or the pearly drops of the morning dew.
* This song refers to the unfortunate Mary Robinson, better known by the name of Mary of Buttermere.
It sweetly smil'd in its native bower,
But a cold blast came like the wintry air, Which nipt this sweet and enchanting flower,
The lovely Mary of Buttermere.
O! sweet was the hour, that like morning clear,
Rose on this gem so pure and bright, But saw it steep'd in deep sorrow's tear,
To wither amid the shades of night. Hope fled from the cheek of roseate hue,
And the lily pale now languish'd there, And dim look'd the eye, of heavenly blue,
Of the lovely Mary of Buttermere.
For there was a charm, and a witching spell,
That stole her guileless heart away ; She lov'd, but, alas! she lov'd too well,
And felt a flame that could ne'er decay.
Her sigh is the sigh of sad despair,-
Is the lovely Mary of Buttermere.
AIR.-"What ails this heart o' mine."
Her kiss was soft and sweet,
That kiss has poison'd peace,
Now lonely's every haunt
The rose can please nae mair,
This bosom once was gay,
Yet none shall hear the sigh
Tho' silent be my woe,
She minds na o' the vows
DIRGE OF A HIGHLAND CHIEF,*
Who was executed after the Rebellion.
Son of the mighty and the free,
To fill a nameless grave ?
We then had mourn'd thee not.
But darkly clos'd thy mom of fame,
The watch-word of despair ;
Last of a mighty line.
* This feeling and pathetic dirge was composed by a young gentleman or. reading, immediately after its first appearance, the well-known work entitled Waverley. It was then forwarded to the supposed author, requesting, if he should approve, and, under his correction, that it might be inserted in the future editions of that celebrated novel. The individual, however, to whom it was addressed, being wholly unconnected with the work referred to, and having no influence to obtain a place for it there, it was judged proper,