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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Scotland: Vols. VI–VIII.  1876–79.
 
Ayrshire
Farewell to Ayrshire
Richard Gall (1776–1801)
 
SCENES of woe and scenes of pleasure,
  Scenes that former thoughts renew;
Scenes of woe and scenes of pleasure,
  Now a sad and last adieu!
Bonny Doon, sae sweet at gloamin’,        5
  Fare thee weel before I gang;
Bonny Doon, whare, early roamin’,
  First I weaved the rustic sang.
 
Bowers, adieu! where love, decoying,
  First enthralled this heart o’ mine;        10
There the saftest sweets enjoying,—
  Sweets that memory ne’er shall tine.
Friends sae near my bosom ever,
  Ye ha’e rendered moments dear;
But, alas! when forced to sever,        15
  Then the stroke, O how severe!
 
Friends, that parting tear reserve it,
  Though ’t is doubly dear to me;
Could I think I did deserve it,
  How much happier would I be.        20
Scenes of woe and scenes of pleasure,
  Scenes that former thoughts renew;
Scenes of woe and scenes of pleasure,
  Now a sad and last adieu!
 
 
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