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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Georgian Verse.  1909.
 
Lucy Ashton’s Song
By Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)
 
LOOK 1 not thou on beauty’s charming;
Sit thou still when kings are arming;
Taste not when the wine-cup glistens;
Speak not when the people listens;
Stop thine ear against the singer;        5
From the red gold keep thy finger;
Vacant heart and hand and eye,
Easy live and quiet die.
 
Note 1. From The Legend of Montrose. [back]
 
 
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