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A MONODY ON THE DEATH OF ROBERT BURNS,

THE SCOTCH BARD.

WRITTEN BY S. KEMBLE, ESQ.

For two Voices.--Tune Gaffer Gray.

AHL what's there ill nows; speak, old

Robin Gray,
That thy blue bonnet's pluck'd o'er thy brow ?

0! sad news I have heard,

Roby Burns, man, is dead,
And the plough.man weeps over his plough,

Well, a well a day,
And the plough-man weeps over his plough.

Is he gone then for aye, and for aye,

Robin Gray ?
No more shall we list to his song ?

No, cold as a clod,

Beneath a green sod
Poor Robin they've lain all along,

Well, a well a day,
Poor Robin they've lain all along.

Adieu then the forest and bill,

Robin Gray,
And farewell the vallies and grove!

Why the forest and hill

And the vallies ring still,
Still echo his ditties of love.

Well, a well a day,
Still echo his disties of love.

Tije sad sound of echo I'll shun,

Robin Gray,
Its dying notes live on my mind;

Can you then as you roam

From your forefather's home. Leave your forefather's feelings behind,

Well, a well a day, Leave your forefather's feelings behind ?

Still the blackbird will sing on the thorn,

Robin Gray,
And the lark early carol on high,

But the lowly.lodg'd swain,

As he scatters the grain,
Will chaupt Robin's verse with a sigh,

Well, a well a day,
Will chaunt Robin's verse with a sigh.

Softly lie on his bosom the turf,

Robin Gray,
Rest bis ashes unmingled and pure;

May the tomb of his urn

Caledonia adora,
And his much-lov'd remains so secure,

Well, a well a day,
And his much lov'd remains 80 secare.

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On a Scotch Bard, gone to the West Indies

. 99

To a Haggis

100

A Dedication. To Gavin Hamiltou, Esq.

102

To a Louse, on seeing one on a Lady's Bonnet at Church 105

Epistle to J. Lapraik, ao Old Scutish Bard.

106

To the Same

110

To W. S*****n, Ochilt

1. 1785

. 113

Postscript

116

Epistle to J. R****, inclosing some Poems

. 118

John Barleycorn, a Ballad

120

A Fragment .

122

Song. It was upon a Lammas Night

124

Song. Now westlin winds and slautering guns

Song. Behind yon. Hills where Lugar flows

Song. Green grows the Rashes, a Fragment

. 127

Soug. Agaio rejoicing Nature sees .

. 128

Song. Farewel to the Brethren of St. James's Lodge, Tar.

bolton

.

. .

132

Elegy on Captain Matthew Ilenderson

133

- The Epitaph . .

134

Lament of Mary Queen of Scots

• 135

- for James, Earl of Glencairn

136

Tam O'Shanter, a Tale

• 139

Epitaph on a celebrated Ruling Elder

- Noisy Polemic

Wee Johnny

Bard

ib.

On the late Captain Grose

The humble Petition of Bruer Water

On the Birth of a Posthumous Child

150

The Lament, occasioned by the unfortunate Issue of a

Friend's Amour

. 151

Despondency, an Ode

154

Afton Water . .

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To Mary in Heaven

. 157

Man was made to mourn

158

A Prayer in the Prospect of Death

. 160

Stanza on the same occasion

161

Verses left in the Room where the Author slept at a Revem

redd Frieud's House

162

The First Psalm

. 163

A Prayer under the Pressure of Violent Anguish

. ib.

The first Six Veises of the goth Psalm . .

. 164

To Ruio .

165

. . .

.

ear's Gift 1

To Miss Loggan, with Beatie's Poems as a New Year's

Address to Edinburgh

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Song. From thee, Eliza, I must go

Sopg. No churchman am I for to rail and to write

and to write .. . ib.

A Stanza added to ditto in a Mason Lodge

. 170

Verses wiitten in Friar's-Carse Hermitage on Nith side . 171

ode. Sacred to the Memory of Mr. - of - . .

To Robert Graham, Esq. of Fintra

. 173

Lines sent to Sir John Whiteford, of Whiteford, Bart. with

the Lament of James, Earl of Glencairn

On seeing a wouuded Hare limp by me which a Fellow had

just shot at

Address to the Shade of Thompson, on crowning his Bust

at Eduam, Roxburghshire, with Bays

177

Epitaph for the Author's Father

178

for R. A.Esq.

for G. H. Esq.

. ib.

Inscription to the Memory of Fergusson

• 179

To Miss Cruikshanks, a very young Lady, written on the

blank leaf of a book presepted to her by the Author

Song. Auna, thy Charms my Bosom fire

On reading is a Newspaper the Death of John MʻLeod,

Esq. Brother to a Young Lady, a particular Friend of

the Author's

Ou scaring some Water Fowl in Loch Turit, a wild scene

among the Hills of Oughtertyre

Written with a Pencil over the Chimney Piece in the Par-
Jour of the Inn at Kepmore, Taymouth

. 188

Written with a Pencil, standing by the Fall of Fyers, uear

Loch Ness

183

The Whistle, a Ballad

The Inventory, in Answer to a Mandate by a Surveyor of

the Taxes .

Extempore Verses on Dining with Lord. Daer

189

Address to the Tooth Ache .

191

Letter to John Goudie, Kilmarnock

. 192

Answer to a Trimming Letter from a Taylor

. 193

Address to an illegitimate Child

. 195

Poem addressed to Mr. Mitchell, Collector of Excise,

Dumfries .
Copy of a Poetical Address to Mr. William Tytler, with

the Present of the Bard's Picture .

On the Battle of Sneriff. Muir, between the Duke of Argyle

and the Earl of Mar

Lines written under the Picture of the celebrated Miss

Buros . . . . . 200

The following Poem was written to a Gentleman, who had

sent him a Newspaper, and offered to continue it free

of expeuce . . . . . ib.

.

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