The Lady of the Lake

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Author: Walter Scott

XXII.

Lament.

’And art thou cold and lowly laid,
Thy foeman’s dread, thy people’s aid,
Breadalbane’s boast, Clan-Alpine’s shade!
For thee shall none a requiem say?—
For thee, who loved the minstrel’s lay,
For thee, of Bothwell’s house the stay,
The shelter of her exiled line,
E’en in this prison-house of shine,
I’ll wail for Alpine’s honored Pine!

’What groans shall yonder valleys fill!
What shrieks of grief shall rend yon hill!
What tears of burning rage shall thrill,
When mourns thy tribe thy battles done,
Thy fall before the race was won,
Thy sword ungirt ere set of sun!
There breathes not clansman of thy line,
But would have given his life for shine.
O, woe for Alpine’s honoured Pine!

’Sad was thy lot on mortal stage!—
The captive thrush may brook the cage,
The prisoned eagle dies for rage.
Brave spirit, do Dot scorn my strain!
And, when its notes awake again,
Even she, so long beloved in vain,
Shall with my harp her voice combine,
And mix her woe and tears with mine,
To wail Clan-Alpine’s honoured Pine.’

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Chicago: Walter Scott, "22," The Lady of the Lake, ed. Sutherland, Alexander, 1853-1902 and trans. Seaton, R. C. in The Lady of the Lake (New York: George E. Wood, ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892), Original Sources, accessed September 22, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D351DWIE8FQYUIH.

MLA: Scott, Walter. "22." The Lady of the Lake, edited by Sutherland, Alexander, 1853-1902, and translated by Seaton, R. C., in The Lady of the Lake, New York, George E. Wood, ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892, Original Sources. 22 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D351DWIE8FQYUIH.

Harvard: Scott, W, '22' in The Lady of the Lake, ed. and trans. . cited in ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892, The Lady of the Lake, George E. Wood, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 22 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D351DWIE8FQYUIH.