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A MONODY

ON THE DEATH OF ROBERT BURNS,

THE SCOTCH BARD

WRITTEN BY Ś. KEMBLE, ESQ.

For two Voices.--Tune Gaffer Gray.

AHL what's there ill news ; speak, old

Robin Gray,
That thy blue bonnet's pluck'd o'er thy brow ?

O! sad news I have heard,

Roby Burns, man, is dead,
And the plough.man weeps over his plough,

Well, a well a day,
And the plough-man weeps over his plough.

Is he gone then for aye, and for aye,

Robin Gray ?
No more shall we list to his song ?

No, cold as a clod,

Beneath a green sod
Poor Robin they've lain all along,

Well, a well a day,
Poor Robin they've lain all along.

Adieu then the forest and bill,

Robin Gray,
And farewell the vallies and grove!

Why the forest and hill

Avd the vallies ring still,
Still echo his ditties of love.

Well, a well a day,
Still echo his ditties of love.

The sad sound of echo l'll shun,

Robin Gray,
Its dying notes live on my mind:

Can you then as you roam

From your forefather's home, Leave your forefather's feelings bebind,

Well, a well a day, Leave your forefather's feelings behind ?

Still the blackbird will sing on the thorn,

Robin Gray,
And the lark early carol on high,

But the lowly.lodg'doswain,

As he scatters the grain,
Will chaupt Robin's verse with a sigh,

Well, a well a day,
Will chaunt Robin's verse with a sigh.

Softly lie on his bosom the turf,

Robiv Gray,
Rest bis ashes unmingled and pure;

May the tomb of his urn

Caledonia adora,
And his much-lov'd remains so secure,

Well, a well a day,
And his much lor'd remains so secure.

CONTENTS.

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THE Dedication

iii

The Life of Robert Burns
Encomium on Burns
Burns' Epitaph on himself
Monody on the Death of Robert Burns

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The Twa Dogs
Scotch Drink
The Author's Earnest Cry and Prayer to the Scotch Repre.
sentatives in the House of Commons

Postscript
The Holy Fair
Death and Doctor Ilorabook
The Brigs of Ayr
The Ordination
The Calf
Address to the Deil
The Death and Dying Words of Poor Mailie, 'the Author's

only Pet Yewe
Poor Mailie's Elegy
To J. S****
A Dream
The Vision-Duan first

Duan second
Address to the Unco Guid; or, the Rigidly Righteous
Tam Sampson's Elegy

The Epitaph

Per Contra
Halloween
The Auld Farmer's New Year's Morning Salutation to his

Auld Mare Maggie
To a Mouse, on turning her up in her Nest with the Plough,

Nov. 1785
A Winter Night
Epistle to Davie, a Brother Poet
Second Epistle to Davie
Lord Gregory
Winter, a Dirge
The Cotter's Saturday Night
To a Mountaiu Daisy
Ppistle to a young Friend

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On a Scotch Bard, gone to the West Indies

99

To a Haggis

100

A Dedication. To Gavin Hamiltou, Esy.

102

To a Louse, on seeing one on a Lady's Bonnet at Church 105

Epistle to J. Lapraik, ao Old Scutish Bard.

106

To the Same

110

To W. S*****, Ochiltree, May, 1785

113

Postscript

116

Epistle to J. R****", inclosing some Poems

118

John Barleycorn, a Ballad

120

A Fragment

122

Song. It was upon a Lammas Night

124

Song. Now westlin winds and slautering guns

125

Song. Behind yon Hills where Lugar flows

126

Song. Green grows the Rashes, a Fragment

127

Soug. Agaio rejoicing Nature sees

128

Song. Farewel to the Brethren of Si. James's Lodge, Tar.

bolton

132

Elegy on Captain Matthew Henderson

133

The Epitaph

134

Lament of Mary Queen of Scots

135

for James, Earl of Glencairn

136

Tam O'Shanter, a Tale

139

Epitaph on a celebrated Ruling Elder

Noisy Polemic

ib.

Wee Johnny

ib.

Bard

On the late Captain Grose

146

The humble Petition of Bruer Water

148

Op the Birth of a Posthumous Child

150

The Lament, occasioned by the unfortunate Issue of a

Friend's Amour

151

Despondency, an Ode

154

Afton Water

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To Mary in Heaven

157

Man was made to mourn

158

A Prayer in the Prospect of Death

160

Stanza on the same occasion

161

Verses left in the Room where the Author slept at a Revem

rend Friend's House

162

The First Psalm

163

A Prayer under the Pressure of Violent Anguish

ib.

164

The first Six Veises of the yoth Psalm

To Ruis

To Miss Loggan, with Beatie's Poems as a New Year's Gift 166

ib.

Address to Ediaburgh

The gloomy night is gathering fast

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Song. From thee, Eliza, I must go

160

Song. No churchman am í for to rail and to write

ib.

A Stanza added to ditto in a Mason Lodge

170

Verses wiitten in Friar's-Carse Hermitage on Nith side 171

Ode, Sacred to the Memory of Mr. of

172

To Robert Graham, Esq. of Fintra

173

Lines sent to Sir John Whiteford, of Whiteford, Bart. with

the Lament of James, Earl of Glencairn

176

On seeing a wounded Hare limp by me which a Fellow had

just shot at

ib.

Address to the Shade of Thompson, on crowning his Bust

at Eduam, Roxburghshire, with Bays

177

Epitaph for the Author's Father

178

for R. A. Esq.

ib.

for G. H. Esq.

ib,

Inscription to the Memory of Fergusson

179

To Miss Cruikshanks, a very young Lady, written on the

blank leaf of a book presepted to her by the Author ib,

Song. Aupa, thy Charms my Boson fire

180

On reading in a Newspaper the Death of John MʻLeod,

Esq. Brother to a Young Lady, a particular Friend of

the Author's

ib.

Ou scaring some Water Fowl in Loch Turit, a wild scene

among the Hills of Oughtertyre

181

Written with a Pencil over the Chimpey Piece io the Par.

lour of the Ipo at Kepmore, Taymouth

182

Written with a Pencil, standing by the Fall of Fyers, uear

Loch Ness

183

The Whistle, a Ballad

18+

The lnventory, in Answer to a Mandate by a Surveyor of

the Taxes

187

Extempore Verses ou Dining with Lord. Daer

189

Address to the Tooth Ache

191

Letter to John Goudie, Kilmarnock

192

Answer to a Trimming Letter from a Taylor

193

Address to an illegitimate Child

195

Poemi addressed to Mr. Mitchell, Collector of Excise,

Dumfries

196

Copy of a Poetical Address to Mr. William Tytler, with

the Present of the Bard's Picture

197

On the Battle of Sneriff. Muir, between the Duke of Argyle

and the Earl of Mar

198

Lines written under the Picture of the celebrated Miss

Buros

200

The following Poeni was written to a Gentleman, who had
sent him a Newspaper, and offered to continue it free
expeuce

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