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CONTENTS.

THE PIECES MARKED WITH AN asterisk (*) HAVE NOT BEEN INCLUDED IN ANY POMMEN 81: TION

OP SIR WALTER SCOTT'S POETICAL WORKS.

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THB FIELD OF WATERLOO,

499 | LYRICAL AND MISCELLANEOUS PIECES.

CONCLUSION,

506

APPENDIX,

508 Hellvellyn,

629

The Dying Bard,

630
The Norman Horse-Shoe,

ib.
The Maid of Toro,

631

HAROLD THE DAUNTLESS,

511

The Palmer,

ib.

INTRODUCTION,

512 The Maid of Neidpath,

632

CANTO 1.

513 Wandering Willie,

ib.

CANTO II.

516 * Health to Lord Melville, 1806,

633

CANTO III.

520

Hunting Song,

634

CANTO IV.

523 The Resolve,

ib.

Canto v.

526 Epitaph, designed for a Monument in Lich.

CANTO VI.

530

field Cathedral, at the Burial-place of the

CONCLUSION,

534

family of Miss Seward,

635

Prologue to Miss Baillie's Play of the Fa.
mily Legend,

ib.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE BORDER MIN.

The Poacher,

636

STRELSY.

Song—"Oh, say not, my love, with that

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS ON POPULAR

mortified air,”

637

POETRY,

537

The Bold Dragoon! or the Plain of Badajos, ib.

APPENDIX,

552

On the Massacre of Glenco,

638

Essay on' IMITATIONS OF THE ANCIENT

" For a' that an'a' that."--A new song to

BALLAD,

554

an old tune,

639

APPENDIX,

569

Song, for the 'Anniversary Meeting of the

IMITATIONS OF THE ANCIENT BALLAD.

Pitt Club of Scotland,

640

Thomas the Rhymer, Part 1.

572

Pharos Loquitur,

ib.

Part II.

Lines, addressed to Ranald Macdonald,

581

Esq. of Statfa,

641

Appendix,

583

• Letter in Verse, on the Voyage with the

Glenfinlas; or,

Lord Ronald's Coronach, 586 Commissioners of Northern Lights.—To

Appendix,

590 His Grace the Duke of Buccleuch, 1814, ib.

The Eve of St John,

591

Appendix,

594

Cadyow Castle,

595 VERSES FROM WAVERLEY.

Appendix,

599

The Grey Brother,

601

* Bridal Song,

642

Appendix,

603

• Waverley,

643

War-Song of the Royal Edinburgh Light

. Davie Gellatley's Song,

ib.

Dragoons,

604

Scene in Luckie Macleary's Tavern, 644

Hie

away,

ib.

St Swithin's Chair,

ib

BALLADS TRANSLATED OR IMITATED

Davie Gellatley's Song,

645

FROM THE GERMAN, &c.

606

Janet Gellatley's alleged Witchcraft, ib.

William and Helen,

ib.

Flora Macivor's Song,

ib.

The Wild Huntsman,

610

Lines on Captain Wogan,

646

The Fire-King,

612

* Follow me, Follow me,

647

Frederick and Alice,

614

The Battle of Sempach,

615

The Noble Moringer,

618

# The Erl-King,

622

574

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ADVERTISEMENT TO EDITION 1833.

was once so popular, may still attract public attention

The INTRODUCTION to The LAY OF THE LAST Min- and curiosity, it seems to me not without its use to

record the manner and circumstances under which

STREL, written in April 1830, was revised by the the present, and other Poems on the same plan, at-

Author in the autumn of 1831, when he also made tained for a season an extensive reputation.

some corrections in the text of the Poem, and several

I must resume the story of my literary labours at

additions to the notes. The work is now printed from the period at which I broke off in the Essay on the

his interleaved copy.

Imitation of Popular Poetry, (see post,] when I had

It is much to be regretted that the original MS. of

this Poem has not been preserved. We are thus enjoyed the first gleam of public favour, by the suc-

cess of the first edition of the Minstrelsy of the Scot-

denied the advantage of comparing throughout the tish Border. The second edition of that work, pub-

Author's various readings, which, in the case of Mar- lished in 1803, proved, in the language of the trade,

mion, the Lady of the Lake, the Lord of the Isles, &c. rather a heavy concern. The demand in Scotland

are often highly curious and instructive.-Ed.

bad been supplied by the first edition, and the curio-

sity of the English was not much awakened by poems

INTRODUCTION TO EDITION 1830.

in the rude garb of antiquity, accompanied with notes

A POEM of nearly thirty years' standing' may be sup- referring to the obscure feuds of barbarous clans, of
posed hardly to need an Introduction, since, without whose very names civilized history was ignorant. It
one, it has been able to keep itself afloat through was, on the whole, one of those books which are more
the best part of a generation. Nevertheless, as, in praised than they are read.
the edition of the Waverley Novels now in course of At this time I stood personally in a different posi-
publication, (1830,] I have imposed on myself the tion from that which I occupied when I first dipt my
task of saying something concerning the purpose and desperate pen in ink for other purposes than those of
history of each, in their turn, I am desirous that the my profession. In 1796, when I first published the
Poems for which I first received some marks of the translations from Bürger, I was an insulated indivi-
public favour, should also be accompanied with such dual, with only my own wants to provide for, and
scraps of their literary history as may be supposed to having, in a great measure, my own inclinations alone
carry interest along with them. Even if I should be to consult. In 1803, when the second edition of the
mistaken in thinking that the secret history of what Minstrelsy appeared, I had arrived at a period of life

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