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CONTENTS.

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ERRATA.

41,

73,

Page 11, line 12, for dead, read dread.
34, 2, for slumber's, read slumbers

17,.omit both commas.
64, 2, for size, read rise.
71, 19, omit the comma after Saviour.

3, omit the comma after tissue.
74, 6, for hears, read heard.
77, 4, after perform, put ! instead of ?

13, for arms, read arrds.
- 133, 4, for brow, read vow.
144, 7, for black friars sing, read white monks they

sing

- 235, 7, for tumbling, read trembling.

121,

No. I.

BOTHWELL'S BONNY JANE.

ORIGINAL.

-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!

* Water-spirits.

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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?
- St. Bothan be thy speed !
Why swim in tears thine

eyes, daughter?
" From whom would'st thou be freed?".

-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.

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