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Andrew Macphail, comp.  The Book of Sorrow.  1916.
 
II. Rest
‘Where shall the lover rest’
By Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)
 
From ‘Marmion’

    WHERE shall the lover rest,
      Whom the fates sever
    From his true maiden’s breast,
      Parted for ever?
    Where, through groves deep and high,        5
      Sounds the far billow,
    Where early violets die,
      Under the willow.
 
Eleu loro, Soft shall be his pillow.
 
    There, through the summer day,        10
      Cool streams are laving;
    There, while the tempests sway,
      Scarce are boughs waving;
    There, thy rest shalt thou take,
      Parted for ever,        15
    Never again to wake,
      Never, O never!
 
 
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