Verse > Anthologies > Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. > Poems of Places > Scotland
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Scotland: Vols. VI–VIII.  1876–79.
Loch Lomond
The Lomond Braes
William Chalmers (1779–1843)
“O LASSIE, wilt thou go
  To the Lomond wi’ me?
The wild thyme ’s in bloom,
  And the flower ’s on the lea;
    Wilt thou go, my dearest love?        5
    I will ever constant prove,
    I ’ll range each hill and grove
      On the Lomond wi’ thee.”
“O, young men are fickle,
  Not trusted to be,        10
And many a native gem
  Shines fair on the lea:
    Thou mayst see some lovely flower,
    Of a more attractive power,
    And may take her to thy bower        15
      On the Lomond wi’ thee.”
“The hind shall forsake
  On the mountain the doe,
The stream of the fountain
  Shall cease for to flow;        20
    Ben-Lomond shall bend
    His high brow to the sea,
    Ere I take to my bower
      Any flower, love, but thee.”
She ’s taken her mantle,        25
  He ’s taken his plaid;
He coft her a ring,
  And he made her his bride:
    They ’re far o’er yon hills,
    To spend their happy days,        30
    And range the woody glens
      ’Mang the Lomond braes.

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