Where the pools are bright and deepWhere the gray trout lies asleep,Up the river and o'er the leaThat's the way for Billy and me.
"A Boy's Song" (1831), line 1; cited from Songs and Ballads by the Ettrick Shepherd (Glasgow: Blackie, 1852) p. 196.
Oh, why should vows so fondly made, Be broken ere the morrow, To one who loves as never maid Loved in this world of sorrow?James Hogg
That undefined and mingled hum, Voice of the desert never dumb!James Hogg
Lock the door, Lariston, lion of Liddesdale; Lock the door, Lariston, Lowther comes on; The Armstrongs are flying, The widows are crying, The Castletown's burning, and Oliver's gone!James Hogg
'What a wonderful boy he is!'said my mother. 'I'm feared he turn out to be a conceited gowk,'said old Barnet, the minister's man.James Hogg
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The daisy is fair, the day-lily rare, The bud o' the rose as sweet as it's bonnie.James Hogg
Man mind yoursel is the first commandment.James Hogg
Nothing in the world delights a truly religious people so much, as consigning them to eternal damnation.James Hogg