Carolina Oliphant

(1766-1845 / Scotland)

Adieu To Strathearn - Poem by Carolina Oliphant

Air - 'Miss Carmichael.'

Strathearn, oh! how shall I quit thy sweet groves?
How bid thee a long, oh! an endless adieu?
Sad memory over such happiness roves,
As not hope's own magic can never renew.

Sweet scene of my childhood, delight of my youth!
Thy far-winding waters no more I must see;
Thy high-wavering bowers, thy gay woodland flowers,
They wave now, they bloom now, no longer for me.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010

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