Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Scotland: Vols. VI–VIII. 1876–79.



By Horace Smith (1779–1849)

(From Invocation)

NOT only for the Bard of highest worth,

But best of men,

Do I invoke ye, Powers of Heaven and Earth!

O, where and when

Shall we again behold his counterpart,—

Such kindred excellence of head and heart?

So good and great,—benevolent as wise,—

On his high throne

How meekly hath he borne his faculties!

How finely shown

A model to the irritable race,

Of generous kindness, courtesy, and grace!