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" Farewell, ye blooming fields ! ye cheerful plains ! Enough for me the churchyard's lonely mound, Where Melancholy with still Silence reigns, And the rank grass waves o'er the cheerless ground. "
The Mirror of literature, amusement, and instruction [ed. by T. Byerley ... - Page 363
edited by - 1823
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The Book of Georgian Verse

William Stanley Braithwaite - English poetry - 1909 - 1313 pages
...dreary shore, The sluggish streams that slowly creep below, Which mortals visit — and return no more. Farewell, ye blooming fields ! ye cheerful plains...let me wander at the shut of eve, When Sleep sits dewy on the labourer's eyes, — The world and all its busy follies leave, And talk with Wisdom where...
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Burns Chronicle and Club Directory, Volumes 17-19

1908
...known ; Dim in my breast life's dying taper burns, And all the joys of life with health are flown. Farewell ye blooming fields, ye cheerful plains, Enough...mound, Where Melancholy with still silence reigns, 19 The " Elegy " is perhaps Bruce's finest poem, though we get a strong echo of Blair's grave in its...
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Life and Work, Volumes 4-5

Church of Scotland - Scotland - 1882
...which should make the year joyous, he greets them in such sort that his welcome is but a leavetaking. " Farewell, ye blooming fields ! ye cheerful plains...And the rank grass waves o'er the cheerless ground." His two longest poems in blank verse, " The Last Day " and " Loch Leven," are not nearly so happy as...
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