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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Scotland: Vols. VI–VIII.  1876–79.
 
Castle-Gordon
The Young Highland Rover
Robert Burns (1759–1796)
 
LOUD blaw the frosty breezes,
  The snaws the mountains cover;
Like winter on me seizes,
  Since my young Highland Rover
  Far wanders nations over.        5
Where’er he go, where’er he stray,
  May Heaven be his warden,
Return him safe to fair Strathspey
  And bonny Castle-Gordon!
 
The trees now naked groaning        10
  Soon shall wi’ leaves be hinging,
The birdies dowie moaning,
  Shall a’ be blithely singing,
  And every flower be springing.
Sae I ’ll rejoice the lee-lang day,        15
  When by his mighty warden
My youth ’s returned to fair Strathspey,
  And bonny Castle-Gordon.
 
 
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