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Francis T. Palgrave, ed. (1824–1897). The Golden Treasury.  1875.
 
Sir W. Scott
 
CXCIV. The Rover
 
"A WEARY lot is thine, fair maid, 
  A weary lot is thine! 
To pull the thorn thy brow to braid, 
  And press the rue for wine. 
A lightsome eye, a soldier's mien,         5
  A feather of the blue, 
A doublet of the Lincoln green— 
  No more of me you knew, 
              My love! 
  No more of me you knew.  10
  
"The morn is merry June, I trow, 
  The rose is budding fain; 
But she shall bloom in winter snow 
  Ere we two meet again." 
He turn'd his charger as he spake  15
  Upon the river shore, 
He gave the bridle-reins a shake, 
  Said, "Adieu for evermore, 
              My love! 
  And adieu for evermore."  20
 
 
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