[Page 4]

BASKET of FLOWERS.

SONG.

1 PRofusely gay, they catch the eye,
2 This one I chuse and most admire.
&c.
3 Such as the rose may Mary be,
4 When youth is fled. She's good to me.
&c.
5 Stranger I came without a name,
6 All these fine flowers she brought to me.
&c.
7 Softly, my lyre, that silken string,
8 Tun'd to a gift so sweet to sing.
&c.
9 The blushing rose and jessamine,
10 Sweet is that air sweet lyre again.
&c.
11 Than blushing rose or jessamine,
12 Dearer to me in Friendship's name.
&c.
13 Softly, my lyre, that trembling string,
14 Friendship so new, a fleeting thing.
&c.
15 No, strike! nor tremble, tremble so,
16 Friendship and Virtue thou art one.
Friendship and Virtue, &c.

    Text

    • TEI/XML [chunk] (XML - 39K / ZIP - 4.3K) / ECPA schema (RNC - 357K / ZIP - 73K)
    • Plain text [excluding paratexts] (TXT - 631 / ZIP - 536 )

    Facsimile (Source Edition)

    (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian [Harding C 680].)

    Images

    PDF

    All Images (PDF - 1.3M)

    About this text

    Title (in Source Edition): BASKET of FLOWERS. SONG.
    Themes:
    Genres: song

    Text view / Document view

    Source edition

    Carstairs, Christian. Original Poems. By a Lady, Dedicated to Miss Ann Henderson. A Tribute to Gratitude and Friendships. Edinburgh: Andrew Shortrede, 1786, p. 4.  (ESTC T76883) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian [Harding C 680].)

    Editorial principles

    Typography, spelling, capitalization, and punctuation have been cautiously modernized. The source of the text is given and all significant editorial interventions have been recorded in textual notes. This ECPA text has been edited to conform to the recommendations found in Level 5 of the Best Practices for TEI in Libraries version 4.0.0.

    Other works by ‘Christian Carstairs’