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

Dryburgh Abbey

At the Grave of Sir Walter Scott

By Lydia Huntley Sigourney (1791–1865)

THOU slumberest with the noble dead

In Dryburgh’s solemn pile,

Amid the peers and warriors bold,

And mitred abbots stern and old,

Who sleep in sculptured aisle;

Where, stained with dust of buried years,

The rude sarcophagus appears

In mould imbedded deep;

And Scotia’s skies with azure gleaming,

Are through the oriel windows streaming,

Where ivied masses creep;

And, touched with symmetry sublime,

The moss-clad towers that mock at time

Their mouldering legends keep.