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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Scotland: Vols. VI–VIII.  1876–79.
Devon, the River
Sing on, Fairy Devon
John Crawford (1816–1873)
SING on, fairy Devon,
’Mong gardens and bowers,
Where love’s feast lies spread
In an Eden o’ flowers.
What visions o’ beauty        5
My mind has possessed,
In thy gowany dell
Where a seraph might rest.
Sing on, lovely river,
To hillock and tree        10
A lay o’ the loves
O’ my Jessie an’ me;
For nae angel lightin’,
A posie to pu’,
Can match the fair form        15
O’ the lassie I lo’e.
Sweet river, dear river,
Sing on in your glee,
In thy pure breast the mind
O’ my Jessie I see.        20
How aft ha’e I wandered,
As gray gloamin’ fell,
Rare dreamins o’ heaven
My lassie to tell.
Sing on, lovely Devon,        25
The sang that ye sung
When earth in her beauty
Frae night’s bosom sprung,
For lanesome and eerie
This warld aye would be        30
Did clouds ever fa’
Atween Jessie and me.

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