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   English Poetry II: From Collins to Fitzgerald.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
458. The Maid of Neidpath
 
Thomas Campbell (1777–1844)
 
 
EARL MARCH look’d on his dying child,
  And, smit with grief to view her—
The youth, he cried, whom I exiled
  Shall be restored to woo her.
 
She’s at the window many an hour        5
  His coming to discover:
And he look’d up to Ellen’s bower
  And she look’d on her lover—
 
But ah! so pale, he knew her not,
  Though her smile on him was dwelling—        10
And am I then forgot—forgot?
  It broke the heart of Ellen.
 
In vain he weeps, in vain he sighs,
  Her cheek is cold as ashes;
Nor love’s own kiss shall wake those eyes        15
  To lift their silken lashes.
 

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