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CONTENTS OF VOL. I.
Page 11, line 12, for dead, read dread.
17,.omit both commas.
3, omit the comma after tissue.
13, for arms, read arrds.
- 235, 7, for tumbling, read trembling.
BOTHWELL'S BONNY JANE.
-M. G. LEWIS.
Bothwell Castle is beautifully situated upon the Clyde, and fronts the
ruins of Blantyre Priory. The estate of Bothwell has long been, and continues to be, in the possession of the Douglas family.
Loud roars the north round Bothwell's hall,
And fast descends the pattering rain: But streams of tears still faster fall
From thy blue eyes, oh! bonny Jane!
Hark! hark ! -I hear, with mournful yell,
The wraiths * of angry Clyde complain; But sorrow bursts with louder swell
From thy fair breast, oh! bonny Jane!
Tap-tap!”—who knocks ?—the door unfolds ;
The mourner lifts her melting eye, And soon with joy and hope beholds
A reverend monk approaching nigh:
His air is mild, his step is slow,
His hands across his breast are laid, And soft he sighs, while bending low,
_" St. Bothan* guard thee, gentle maid!”—
To meet the friar the damsel ran;
She kiss'd his hand, she clasp'd his knee. - Now free me, free me, holy man,
• Who com'st from Blantyre Prio-rie!'.
" What mean these piteous cries, daughter?
-Oh! father, father! know, my sire,
• Though long I knelt, and wept, and sigh'd, · Hath sworn, ere twice ten days expire,
• His Jane shall be Lord Malcolm's bride!'
* The patron saint of Bothwell.