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



By Lady John Scott (Alicia Ann Spottiswoode) (1810–1900)

O WILD and stormy Lammermoor!

Would I could feel once more

The cold north-wind, the wintry blast,

That sweeps thy mountains o’er.

Would I could see thy drifted snow

Deep, deep in cleuch and glen,

And hear the scream of the wild birds,

And was free on thy hills again!

I hate this dreary southern land,

I weary day by day

For the music of thy many streams

In the birchwoods far away!

From all I love they banish me,

But my thoughts they cannot chain;

And they bear me back, wild Lammermoor!

To thy distant hills again!