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Thomas Campbell

(1777-1844 / Glasgow / Scotland)

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  • Peter Cole (3/16/2014 3:49:00 PM)

    When I first read his poem A Soldiers Dream I thought it was about WW1, but then realised the book it was in was published in 1834. But it could be ANY war.

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  • Marty Thompson (1/20/2012 9:58:00 PM)

    evoking as it were-his leavng all behind-but now we read-his every known line-
    evoking as it were-his every known line-as i read it now-looking for a sign-

  • Mine Yours (11/16/2008 12:19:00 PM)

    He was a very good poet.

The Dirge of Wallace

When Scotland's great Regent, our warrior most dear,
The debt of his nature did pay,
T' was Edward, the cruel, had reason to fear,
And cause to be struck with dismay.

At the window of Edward the raven did croak,
Though Scotland a widow became;
Each tie of true honor to Wallace he broke-
The raven croaked "Sorrow and shame!"

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