Carolina Oliphant, (Lady Nairne), 1766-1845
Lane, on the winding Earn, there stands|
An unco tow'r, sae stern an' auld,
Biggit by lang forgotten hands
Aince refuge o' the Wallace bauld.
2. Time's restless finger sair hath waur'd,
3. O! May a muse unkent to fame
4. Just leave in peace ilk mossy stane,|
Tellin' o' nations' rivalry;
And for succeeding ages hain
Remains o' Scottish rivalry.
5. What tho' no monument to thee
6. Rude Time may monuments ding doun,
7. Gie pillar'd fame to common men|
Nae need o' cairns for ane like thee;
In ev'ry cave, wood, hill and glen,
Wallace remembered aye shall be.
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