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Ralph Waldo Emerson, comp. (1803–1882).  Parnassus: An Anthology of Poetry.  1880.
 
County Guy
By Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)
 
AH! County Guy, the hour is nigh,
  The sun has left the lea,
The orange-flower perfumes the bower,
  The breeze is on the sea.
The lark, his lay who trilled all day,        5
  Sits hushed his partner nigh;
Breeze, bird, and flower confess the hour,
  But where is County Guy?
 
The village maid steals through the shade
  Her shepherd’s suit to hear;        10
To beauty shy, by lattice high,
  Sings high-born Cavalier;
The star of Love, all stars above,
  Now reigns o’er earth and sky,
And high and low the influence know,—        15
  But where is County Guy?
 
 
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