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English Poetry II: From Collins to Fitzgerald.
The Harvard Classics. 1909–14.

Sir Walter Scott

431. A Serenade

AH! County Guy, the hour is nigh

The sun has left the lea,

The orange-flower perfumes the bower,

The breeze is on the sea.

The lark, his lay who trill’d all day,

Sits hush’d his partner nigh;

Breeze, bird, and flower confess the hour,

But where is County Guy?

The village maid steals through the shade

Her shepherd’s suit to hear;

To Beauty shy, by lattice high,

Sings high-born Cavalier.

The star of Love, all stars above,

Now reigns o’er earth and sky,

And high and low the influence know—

But where is County Guy?