‘Country Guy’ by Sir Walter Scott

‘Country Guy’

by Sir Walter Scott2015-03-18 13.27.09

“Ah! County Guy, the hour is nigh,
The sun has left the lea,
The orange flower perfumes the bower,
The breeze is on the sea.
The lark his lay who thrill’d all day
Sits hush’d his partner nigh:
Breeze, bird, and flower confess the hour,
But where is County Guy?

The village maid steals through the shade,
Her shepherd’s suit to hear;
To beauty shy, by lattice high,
Sings high-born Cavalier.
The star of Love, all stars above
Now reigns o’er earth and sky;
And high and low the influence know–
But where is County Guy?”

Sir Walter Scott died on this day in 1832, you can read more of his work through Surrey Libraries.

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