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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Scotland: Vols. VI–VIII.  1876–79.
 
Tweed, the River
To the River Tweed
William Lisle Bowles (1762–1850)
 
O TWEED! a stranger, that with wandering feet
O’er hill and dale has journeyed many a mile
(If so his weary thoughts he might beguile),
Delighted turns thy beauteous scenes to greet.
The waving branches that romantic bend        5
O’er thy tall banks, a soothing charm bestow;
The murmurs of thy wand’ring wave below
Seem to his ear the pity of a friend.
Delightful stream! though now along thy shore,
When spring returns in all her wonted pride,        10
The shepherd’s distant pipe is heard no more,
Yet here with pensive peace could I abide,
Far from the stormy world’s tumultuous roar,
To muse upon thy banks at eventide.
 
 
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