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

Ora, the River


By William Drummond of Hawthornden (1585–1649)

TRITONS, which bounding dive

Through Neptune’s liquid plain,

When as ye shall arrive

With tilting tides where silver Ora plays,

And to your king his watery tribute pays,

Tell how I dying live,

And burn in midst of all the coldest main.