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THE first of our living Statesmen is not only remarkable for the largeness of his political views and his consummate mastery of details, but for the generous confidence with which he regards the working classes of his fellow-countrymen, and for his untiring energy in promoting their welfare. He is also known as a lover of the beautiful and the noble in literature, especially as exhibited in the poetry of the C heroic ages. A popular edition of Sir Walter Scott's É Poems has therefore a double right to the sanction of his name. The writer of the following Memoir avails himself of othe privilege which has been accorded him, and with sentit

ments of the deepest admiration and respect, dedicates this

book to Mr. Gladstone,

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SONGS FROM THE NOVELS (continued.)

To the Sub-Prior

Border Ballad

Claud Halcro's Song .

Song of Harold Harsager

Song of the Zetland Fisherman

Cleveland's Songs.

County Guy

Soldier's Wake.

The Truth of Woman

HALIDON HILL

MISCELLANEOUS POEMS.

The Violet

To a Lady

The Bard's Incantation

Hellvellyn

The Dying Bard

The Norman Horse-Shoe

The Maid of Toro.

The Palmer.

The Maid of Neidpath

Wandering Willia.

Hunting Song

Song

On the Massacre of Glencoe

Lines to Ranald Macdonald, Esų.

Farewell to Mackenzie ,

Saint Cloud .

The Dance of Death .

Romance of Dunois

The Troubadour

Song on lifting Banner

Lullaby of an Infant Chief.

The Return to Ulster

Jock of Hazeldean

Pibroch of Donald Dhu.

Macgregor's Gathering

The Sun upon the Weirdlaw Hill

The Monks of Bangor's March

Mackrimmon's Lament :

Donald Caird's Come Again

On Ettrick Forest's Mountains dun.

The Maid of Isla.

Farewell to the Muse

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