Sir Walter Scott

Proud Maisie

PROUD Maisie is in the wood,
    Walking so early;
Sweet Robin sits on the bush,
    Singing so rarely.

'Tell me, thou bonny bird,
    When shall I marry me?'
—'When six braw gentlemen
    Kirkward shall carry ye.'

'Who makes the bridal bed,
    Birdie, say truly?'
—'The grey-headed sexton
    That delves the grave duly.

'The glow-worm o'er grave and stone
    Shall light thee steady;
The owl from the steeple sing
    Welcome, proud lady!'

About the poet
Sir Walter Scott
By the same poet
A Serenade
Brignall Banks
Lucy Ashton's Song
The Rover's Adieu
Patriotism: 1. Innominatus
Patriotism: 2. Nelson, Pitt, Fox
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