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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Scotland: Vols. VI–VIII.  1876–79.
The Emigrant’s Farewell
Thomas Pringle (1789–1834)
OUR native land, our native vale,
  A long and last adieu!
Farewell to bonny Teviotdale,
  And Cheviot mountains blue.
Farewell, ye hills of glorious deeds,        5
  And streams renowned in song;
Farewell, ye braes and blossomed meads,
  Our hearts have loved so long.
Farewell, the blithesome broomy knowes,
  Where thyme and harebells grow;        10
Farewell, the hoary, haunted howes,
  O’erhung with birk and sloe.
The mossy cave and mouldering tower
  That skirt our native dell,
The martyr’s grave, and lover’s bower,        15
  We bid a sad farewell!
Home of our love! our father’s home!
  Land of the brave and free!
The sail is flapping on the foam
  That bears us far from thee!        20
We seek a wild and distant shore,
  Beyond the western main;
We leave thee to return no more,
  Nor view thy cliffs again!
Our native land, our native vale,        25
  A long and last adieu!
Farewell to bonny Teviotdale,
  And Scotland’s mountains blue!

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