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Poem by Walter Scott


A Serenade


Ah! County Guy, the hour is nigh
The sun has left the lea,
The orange-flower perfumes the bower,
The breeze is on the sea.
The lark, his lay who trilld all day,
Sits hushd his partner nigh;
Breeze, bird, and flower confess the hour,
But where is County Guy?

The village maid steals through the shade
Her shepherds suit to hear;
To Beauty shy, by lattice high,
Sings high-born Cavalier.
The star of Love, all stars above,
Now reigns oer earth and sky,
And high and low the influence know
But where is County Guy? 



Walter Scott


Walter Scott's other poems:
  1. The Sun upon the Weirdlaw Hill
  2. Lines Addressed to Ranald Macdonald, Esq., of Staffa
  3. On Ettrick Forests Mountains Dun
  4. On the Massacre of Glencoe
  5. The Maid of Isla


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