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The Modern Scottish Minstrel , Volume I

The Songs of Scotland of the past half century

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1855
Language: English
Wordcount: 77,795 / 246 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 653
Added to site: 2006.05.16
mnybks.net#: 13583
Genre: Poetry
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While the maid of Llanwellyn smiles sweetly on me.

For blythe as the urchin at holiday play,
And meek as the matron in mantle of gray,
And trim as the lady of gentle degree,
Is the maid of Llanwellyn who smiles upon me.

GOOD NIGHT, GOOD NIGHT!

The sun is sunk, the day is done,
E'en stars are setting one by one;
Nor torch nor taper longer may
Eke out the pleasures of the day;
And since, in social glee's despite,
It needs must be, Good night, good night!

The bride into her bower is sent,
And ribbald rhyme and jesting spent;
The lover's whisper'd words and few
Have bade the bashful maid adieu;
The dancing-floor is silent quite--
No foot bounds there, Good night,

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