The Old Bachelor in the Old Scottish Village. [Essays and Sketches.]

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Myles Macphail, 1845 - Scotland - 247 pages

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Page 80 - And this is in the night. — Most glorious night ! Thou wert not sent for slumber ! let me be A sharer in thy fierce and far delight, — A portion of the tempest and of thee...
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