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writers allow that 4000 of them fell, among whom there were only two of equestrian rank.
Such was the great battle of Bannockburn, which completely secured the independence of Scotland, established the family of Bruce on the throne, and inspired the English with such a dread of Scottish valour, that for many years they never would venture to oppose any number of Scotsmen in the field. Robert arailing himself of his present advantage, marched directly to England, and ravaged, without opposition, all the northern counties; besieged Carlisle, and took Berwick by assault. In return for some of his noble prisoners, he received his wife, his daughter, and sister, and all the Scottish nobles and gentlemen who had been prisoners since the reign of Edward I.; the liberty of his other captives was purchased at immense ransoms, which were a ner accession of wealth to the kingdom,
ADIEU TO FAIR SCOTLAND.
Adieu to fair Scotland, the land of my birth,
Contented I'll sail to Jamaica's warm lands,
And when settl'd there in health, sickness, or mirth,
* This beautiful piece, which breathes the air of Arcadian simplicity and tenderness, has been transmitted to us by a young Gentleman, with the following remarks:-" The subject of these verses is a young lady, lately resident in Fifeshire, whose amiable disposition, as well as her great personal and mental accomplishments, had commanded the esteem of all her acquaintance. A Gentleman from the West Indies, a friend of the author, had engaged her heart; and upon their marriage she left the land of her nativity, and all those mountains and valleys which the place of her birth had rendered dear to her, and which ever will be associated in her mind with the days of her youth, and with those companions, who, in the enjoyment of her company, used to ramble through the woods of Balgonie, and along the banks of the water of Leven, to accompany the object of her affections to the sultry climate of Jamaica, leaving many a youthful swain to lament her departure, and many a friend to feel the sensible blank her absence has produced. The author, conceiving what must be the struggle of her feelings upon such an occasion—feelings of parental and kindred affection, grappling with those of youthful love, and at the same time being well aware which of them would have the ascendency, composed the above verses,
and sent them to the young lady immediately after her marriage. They are here offered for insertion, without the knowledge of the lady or her husband; and conceiving that the same feelings must have a place in the bosom of every one who is situated in similar circumstances, it is supposed that they will be read with interest by many an individual, each associating with them in his own mind those friends whom his ardent wishes may still pursue over the trackless path of the mighty ocean.”
ADIEU MY LOV'D HARP.
TUNE—“ Lough Sheeling." Adieu my lov’d harp, for no more shall the vale Re-echo thy notes, as they float on the gale; No more melting pity shall sigh o'er thy string, Or love to thy tremblings so tenderly sing. When battle's fell strife launch'd its thunders afar, And valour's dark brow wore the honours of war, 'Twas thou breath'd the fame of the hero around, And
young emulation was wak’d by the sound. Ye daughters of Erin, soon comes the sad day, When over the turf where I sleep ye shall say“ Oh! still is the song we repaid with a tear, And silent the string that delighted the ear!”
IN THE ALPHABETICAL ORDER
THE FIRST LINES.
A BLOOMING flower my Julia chose,
W. Wallace, 124
Come cheer up my lads,
A. Wilson, 127
B. Jonson, . 136
T. Moore, . 139
T. Moore, . 85
T. Wilson, . 153