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THE

POETICAL WORKS

OF

JAMES MACFARLAN,

――――♦――――

GLASGOW:
ROBERT FORRESTER, ROYAL EXCHANGE SQUARE
1882.


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THE

CONTENTS OF THIS VOLUME

ARE

DEDICATED

TO THE

PRESIDENT AND OTHER MEMBERS

OF THE

GLASGOW

ST. ANDREW SOCIETY.

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CONTENTS
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THE WANDERER OF THE WEST

1

INDUCTION TO CITY SONGS

11

THE ASPIRANT

14

A SUMMER SONG

18

THE STREET

20

A DREAM CHILD

23

THE WATCHER

25

A TALE OF THE TOWN

27

SUNLIGHT IN THE LANE

30

THE POET'S PRAYER

33

A PORTRAIT

37

THE SYREN ISLE

40

A SKETCH

43

AN ANGEL'S VISIT

45

THE LAST LAY

49

WILD VOICE

51

THE PROPHET

52

LOVE'S MISSION

55

THE SPIRIT OF POESY

57

A NIGHT DIRGE

61

SONNET

63

MAID MARGERY

64

THE HILLS

70

SEA-DAWN

72

A VISION OF THE FUTURE

74

THE MINSTREL'S WIFE

76

HARVEST HOME

78

THE ATTIC

80

ALONE

82

THE TOWER OF TIME

84

ISABELLE

86

HOUSEHOLD GODS

88

POOR COMPANIONS

89

THE BRAVE

91

EVANGEL

92

THE RHYMER

93

ROBERT BURNS: A CENTENARY ODE

95

BOOK-WORLD

99

THE MIDNIGHT TRAIN

102

THE WIDOWS WAKE

104

THE RUINED CITY

106

SHADOWS ON THE WALL

108

CLASSIC GROUND

109

FAIRY LORE

111

REJOICE

113

NORTHERN LIGHTS

115

MY HOLIDAY

117

CROSS ROADS

119

PARTING DAY

121

THE POET'S CHRISTMAS

123

A MAN OF FEELING

126

TO THE MEMORY OF BURNS

127

THE LAND OF BURNS

129

GARIBALDI

131

THE LITTLE GARDEN-GRAVE

133

THE LORDS OF LABOUR

134

THE BARD OF OVERTILE

136

THE MASK

138

L'ENVOI.

138

THE BARD

139

PICTURES OF THE PAST

141

THE EVE OF THE BRIDAL

161

THE OLD HOUSE BY THE SHORE

168

THE VISITANTS

172

A MIDNIGHT REVERIE

175

THOUGHTS IN SOLITUDE

178

BELISARIUS

180

SUMMER

183

A VOICE FROM THE CITY

185

A RECOLLECTION

187

SONNET: RIENZI

189

                  : STONEHENGE

190

                  : WRITTEN IN THE CITY

191

                  : THE PAST

192

LITTLE WHITE MAY

193

STORM FANCIES

195

A NOVEMBER NIGHT PIECE

197

HYMN OF HOPE

199

 



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