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Thomas Humphry Ward, ed.  The English Poets.  1880–1918.
Vol. IV. The Nineteenth Century: Wordsworth to Rossetti
 
County Guy (from Quentin Durward)
By Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)
 
AH! County Guy, the hour is nigh,
  The sun has left the lea,
The orange-flower perfumes the bower,
  The breeze is on the sea.
The lark, his lay who trill’d all day,        5
  Sits hush’d his partner nigh;
Breeze, bird, and flower, confess the hour,
  But where is County Guy?
 
The village maid steals through the shade,
  Her shepherd’s suit to hear;        10
To beauty shy, by lattice high,
  Sings high-born Cavalier.
The star of Love, all stars above,
  Now reigns o’er earth and sky;
And high and low the influence know—        15
  But where is County Guy?
 
 
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