Tobias Smollett Poems

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1.
The Tears Of Scotland

Mourn, hapless Caledonia, mourn
Thy banish'd peace - thy laurels torn!
Thy sons, for valour long renown'd,
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2.
Burlesque Ode

Where wast thou, wittol Ward, when hapless fate
From these weak arms mine aged grannam tore?
These pious arms essay’d too late
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3.
To Independence

Strophe.
Thy spirit, Independence, let me share,
Lord of the lion-heart and eagle-eye,
Thy steps I follow with my bosom bare,
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4.
To Leven-Water

On Leven's banks, while free to rove,
And tune the rural pipe to love;
I envied not the happiest swain
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5.
Come Listen, Ye Students Of Every Degree

Come listen, ye students of every degree;
I sing of a wit and a tutor perdie,
A statesman profound, a critic immense,
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6.
From The Man Whom I Love, Though My Heart I Disguise,

From the man whom I love, though my heart I disguise,
I will freely describe the wretch I despise;
And, if he has sense but to balance a straw,
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7.
Let The Nymph Still Avoid And Be Deaf To The Swain

Let the nymph still avoid and be deaf to the swain
Who in transports of passion affects to complain,
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8.
To Fix Her!—’twere A Task As Vain

To fix her!—’twere a task as vain
To count the April drops of rain,
To sow in Afric’s barren soil,
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9.
While With Fond Rapture And Amaze

While with fond rapture and amaze
On thy transcendent charms I gaze,
My cautious soul essays in vain
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10.
Blue-Eyed Ann

When the rough North forgets to howl,
And Ocean's billows cease to roll;
When Libyan sands are bound in frost,
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