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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Georgian Verse.  1909.
 
Could I Find a Bonnie Glen
By Anne Grant (M’Vicar) of Laggan (1755–1838)
 
COULD I find a bonnie glen,
  Warm and calm, warm and calm:
Could I find a bonnie glen,
  Warm and calm;
Free frae din, and far frae men,        5
There my wanton kids I’d pen,
Where woodbines shade some den,
  Breathing balm, breathing balm;
Where woodbines shade some den,
  Breathing balm.        10
 
Where the steep and woody hill
  Shields the deer, shields the deer;
Where the steep and woody hill
  Shields the deer;
Where the woodlark, singing shrill,        15
Guards his nest beside the rill,
And the thrush, with tawny bill,
  Warbles clear, warbles clear;
Where the thrush, with tawny bill,
  Warbles clear.        20
 
Where the dashing waterfall
  Echoes round, echoes round;
Where the dashing waterfall
  Echoes round;
And the rustling aspen tall,        25
And the owl, at evening’s call,
Plaining from the ivied wall,
  Joins the sound, joins the sound;
Plaining from the ivied wall,
  Joins the sound.        30
 
There my only love I’d own,
  All unseen, all unseen;
There my only love I’d own,
  All unseen;
There I’d live for her alone,        35
To the restless world unknown,
And my heart should be the throne
  For my queen, for my queen;
And my heart should be the throne
  For my queen!        40
 
 
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