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


Glenisla Mary

By William Wilson (1801–1860)

THERE ’s douce auld carles yont the Craft,

An’ winsome wives in Broughty Ferry;

There ’s bonny maids in Lillybank,

But nane like my Glenisla Mary.

The Seidlaw Hills are wreathed wi’ snaw,

The breakers roar aboon the Ferry;

But when the gowan decks the Law,

I ’ll meet my dear Glenisla Mary.

The wind and tide may change and veer,

But love like mine can never vary;

For lang as light to life is dear,

I ’ll love thee, sweet Glenisla Mary.