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Benlomond

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Hadst thou a genius on thy peak,
What tales, white-headed Ben,
Could'st thou of ancient ages speak,
That mock th' historian's pen!

Thy long duration makes our livea
Seem but so many hours;
And likens, to the bees' frail hives,
Our most stupendous towers.

Temples and towers thou seest begun,
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Susan Williams 24 February 2016

The longevity and supposedly unchanging nature of a mountain is contrasted with the temporary nature of humanity and its buildings and achievements.

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