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.
Dryburgh Abbey
At the Grave of Sir Walter Scott
Lydia Huntley Sigourney (1791–1865)
THOU slumberest with the noble dead
  In Dryburgh’s solemn pile,
Amid the peers and warriors bold,
And mitred abbots stern and old,
  Who sleep in sculptured aisle;        5
Where, stained with dust of buried years,
The rude sarcophagus appears
  In mould imbedded deep;
And Scotia’s skies with azure gleaming,
Are through the oriel windows streaming,        10
  Where ivied masses creep;
And, touched with symmetry sublime,
The moss-clad towers that mock at time
  Their mouldering legends keep.
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