Janet Hamilton Poems
The Two Conquerors
'Twas ancient Macedon that gave to time
The hero, world-renown'd-his sire sublime
Olympian Jove: so said the royal dame
Whose breast maternal nursed the child of fame.
All-conquering conqueror-too small the world
For thine ambition-thrones and sceptres hurled
To dust; earth saw her dynasties o'erthrown,
That thou might'st reign unrivall'd and alone!
Lo, in the van, to fight, command, and lead,
Earth's matchless rider on his matchless steed,
From Greece to Ind, still victory flies before,
Till Alexander reigns from shore to shore!
The scene is changed, the ...
A Ballad Of Memorie
Nae mair, alas! nae mair I'll see
Young mornin's gowden hair
Spread ower the lift-the dawnin' sheen
O' simmer mornin' fair!
Nae mair the heathery knowe I'll speel,
An' see the sunbeams glancin',
Like fire-flauchts ower the loch's lane breast,
Ower whilk the breeze is dancin'!