1829 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Mary Ann Browne

John Wilson, et. al., in Blackwood's Magazine (December 1829); Noctes Ambrosianae, ed. Mackenzie (1854) 415-16.



SHEPHERD. An wull ye hear till me, sir, there's a fine enthusiastic bit lassie, ca'd Browne — Ada Browne, I think, wha maunn get an inveet, if she's no ower young to gang out to sooper; — but Miss Mitford or Mrs. Mary Howitt, will aiblins bring the bit, timid cretur under their wing — and as for mysell, I shall be as kind till her as if she were my own dochter.

NORTH. Visions of glory spare my aching sight—

Ye unborn Noctes, press not on my soul!