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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

William Motherwell 1797-1835 John Bartlett

    I ’ve wandered east, I ’ve wandered west,
  Through mony a weary way;
But never, never can forget
  The luve o’ life’s young day!
          Jeannie Morrison. Stanza 1.
    ’T was then we luvit ilk ither weel,
  ’T was then we twa did part:
Sweet time—sad time! twa bairns at scule—
  Twa bairns and but ae heart. 1 
          Jeannie Morrison. Stanza 3.
    And we, with Nature’s heart in tune,
  Concerted harmonies.
          Jeannie Morrison. Stanza 8.
    Mournfully, oh, mournfully,
  The midnight wind doth sigh,
Like some sweet plaintive melody
  Of ages long gone by.
          The Midnight Wind.
Note 1.
See Von Münch-Bellinghausen, page 992. [back]