[from Island Minstrelsy, 1839]
HER ISLAND HOME
THE AUTHORESS AFFECTIONATELY
THE FIRST AND SIMPLE EFFUSIONS
St. Bride's Rectory, Isle of Man,
Thoughts thrown together as the wild flowers grow-
The chance arrangement of a wandering will;
So on the lap of Poesy they lie,
Careless as wind-blown blossoms from the hill
Of old Parnassus.
Pass them kindly by.-SWAIN .