Excerpt from The Songs of Scotland, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 3 of 4: With an Introduction and Notes, Historical and Critical, and Characters of the Lyric Poets
I have not tried to graft these verses upon the song. By conferring a name on the hero, much of the romantic charm w... ould be removed 3 and the words ascribed to the young widow are rather too full of worldly care to cor respond with the sorrow of the father and the mother.
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