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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume I. Of Home: of Friendship.  1904.
Poems of Home: V. The Home
The Ingle-Side
Hew Ainslie (1792–1878)
IT ’S rare to see the morning bleeze
  Like a bonfire frae the sea,
It ’s fair to see the burnie kiss
  The lip o’ the flow’ry lea;
An’ fine it is on green hillside,        5
  Where hums the bonnie bee,
But rarer, fairer, finer far
  Is the Ingle-side for me.
Glens may be gilt wi’ gowans rare,
  The birds may fill the tree;        10
And haughs hae a’ the scented ware
  That simmer-growth can gie:
But the canty hearth where cronies meet,
  An’ the darling o’ our e’e,
That makes to us a warl’ complete:        15
  O, the Ingle-side for me!

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