T is na the loud roar o the wintry wind swallowin,
Tis na the cauld blast brings the tear i my ee;
For O gin I saw but my bonnie Scots callan.
The dark days o winter were simmer to me.
Note 1. Dinsmoor was born at Londonderry, New Hampshire, October 7th, 1757. His education and early life were those of a common farmers boy. He served as a soldier at the capture of Burgoyne. We believe he is still living at the place of his nativity. He has attracted much notice in his neighborhood, by his newspaper rhymes, and during the last year, the works of the Rustic Bard, which title he has assumed, made their appearance in a volume. Mr Dinsmoor is of Scotch descent, and nearly all his verses are in the dialect of that country. [back]