[Page 69]

A SONG

1 It was at night his form divine,
2 Did with transplendent beauty shine,
3 And won my right good will;
4 The moon did cast a pleasing ray,
5 We thought it sweeter than the day,
6 And wander'd to the hill.
7 We seem'd to tread enchanted ground,
8 Where fairies keep their midnight round,
9 As I have oft been told;
10 We set us down upon a rock,
11 Where shepherds us'd to feed their flock,
12 In golden days of old.
13 My bosom thrill'd with pleasing pain,
14 He look'd so like that handsome swain,
15 Who charm'd the Grecian fair;
16 I swore by all yon lights above,
17 My heart, till then a foe to love,
18 Did yield like easy air.
[Page 70]
19 With envy all condemn my flame,
20 And Prudence says I am to blame,
21 For loving one so rare,
22 Yes, I confess I have been wrong,
23 For not Apollo, God of Song,
24 With Jamie can compare.

Text

  • TEI/XML [chunk] (XML - 45K / ZIP - 5.2K) / ECPA schema (RNC - 357K / ZIP - 73K)
  • Plain text [excluding paratexts] (TXT - 801 / ZIP - 637 )

Facsimile (Source Edition)

(Page images digitized from a copy at University of California Libraries — third-party rights apply.)

Images

PDF

All Images (PDF - 532K)

About this text

Title (in Source Edition): A SONG
Themes:
Genres: song

Text view / Document view

Source edition

Carmichael, Miss (Rebekah) (fl. 1790-1806). Poems. Edinburgh: Peter Hill, 1790, pp. 69-70. 92p. (ESTC T104666) (Page images digitized from a copy at University of California Libraries — third-party rights apply.)

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.