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

Teviot, the River

The Teviot

By Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)

(From The Lay of the Last Minstrel)

SWEET Teviot! on thy silver tide

The glaring bale-fires blaze no more;

No longer steel-clad warriors ride

Along thy wild and willowed shore;

Where’er thou wind’st, by dale or hill,

All, all is peaceful, all is still,

As if thy waves, since Time was born,

Since first they rolled upon the Tweed,

Had only heard the shepherd’s reed,

Nor started at the bugle-horn.