English poetry

Poems in English

197. Song-The Banks of the Devon

HOW pleasant the banks of the clear winding Devon, With green spreading bushes and flow’rs blooming fair! But the boniest […]

1. Song-Handsome Nell

O ONCE I lov’d a bonie lass, Ay, and I love her still; And whilst that virtue warms my breast, […]

62. Epistle to William Simson

I GAT your letter, winsome Willie; Wi’ gratefu’ heart I thank you brawlie; Tho’ I maun say’t, I wad be […]

384. Song-Highland Mary

YE banks, and braes, and streams around The castle o’ Montgomery! Green be your woods, and fair your flowers, Your […]

507. Song-Bonie Peg-a-Ramsay

CAULD is the e’enin blast, O’ Boreas o’er the pool, An’ dawin’ it is dreary, When birks are bare at […]

133. The Brigs of Ayr

THE SIMPLE Bard, rough at the rustic plough, Learning his tuneful trade from ev’ry bough; The chanting linnet, or the […]

130. Nature’s Law: A Poem

LET other heroes boast their scars, The marks of sturt and strife: And other poets sing of wars, The plagues […]

248. Pegasus at Wanlockhead

WITH Pegasus upon a day, Apollo, weary flying, Through frosty hills the journey lay, On foot the way was plying. […]

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