Thomas Campbell
Glasgow / Scotland
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Lord Ullin's Daughter

Rating: 3.4
A chieftain, to the Highlands bound,
Cries, ``Boatman, do not tarry!
And I'll give thee a silver pound
To row us o'er the ferry!''--

``Now, who be ye, would cross Lochgyle,
This dark and stormy weather?''
``O, I'm the chief of Ulva's isle,
And this, Lord Ullin's daughter.--
``And fast before her father's men
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Memorized this poem over 60 yrs ago and the power of the story has remained with me. I even now can recite it to the surprise of my friends and those who would listen.
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Cyrilla Gemon 17 May 2019
I also learnt this beautiful poem over 50 years ago. It was my favourite. I recited it at m any occasions. still gives me goosebumps.
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errol stewart 09 December 2018
learnt this poem in elementary school 60 years ago still remember the first three verses
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Margaret palmer-brown 23 April 2018
Learned this poem at primary school in Glasgow seventy years ago and never forgot it. Love poetry
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wayne yates 10 December 2017
memorized this in 1960 cathedral john cannon school for boys, class 5a Bombay Indiia. What a story
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Ratnakar Mandlik 24 February 2016
Mind blowing poem with fantastic sweep of imagery and most touching sentiments of the father lamenting over his daughters being washed away by waves in stormy night while eloping with her lover.
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Shirley Mcgowan 09 February 2014
I learnt this poem by heart to recite on my primary school stage at one end of term event.. Unfortunately the audience included very noisy young children so no one could hear me. I was so disappointed that I cried my heart out afterwards. I was 9 years old at the time - and have never forgotten the humiliation!
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Rajive Lall 21 August 2013
Poignant; very poignant.breathtaking sweep of imagery. Brilliant.
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Rahul Dawson 07 October 2012
a lovely poem which won me zonal level and i wish district or state..... thanxxxx thomas campbell
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Vinitha Simon 09 November 2009
One of my favorite peoms. I first learnt this poem 12 years back, and I still recite this poem occasionally... the imagery is very vivid, and one can impulsively replay everything....
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