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continued prosperity, adding field to field, increasing my stock, and bringing up a numerous family with credit. My dear wife, who was my faithful partner through so much distress, continues to share my prosperous state; and few couples in the kingdom, I believe, have more cause to be thankful for their lot.

FIELD FLOWERS.

1. YE field flowers ! the gardens eclipse you, 'tis

true, Yet, wildings of nature, I doat upon you;

For ye waft me to summers of old, When the earth teemed around me with fairy

delight, And when daisies and buttercups gladdened my

sight,

Like treasures of silver and gold. 2. I love you for lulling me back into dreams Of the blue Highland mountains and echoing

streams,

And of broken glades breathing their balm ; While the deer was seen glancing in sunshine

remote, And the deep mellow crush of the wood-pigeon's 3. Not a pastoral song has a pleasanter tune Than ye speak to my heart, little wildings of

note Made music that sweetened the calm.

June:

Of old ruinous castles ye tell, Where I thought it delightful your beauties to

find, When the magic of Nature first breathed on my

mind,

And your blossoms were part of her spell. 4. Even now what affections the violet awakes ! What loved little islands, twice seen in their

lakes,

Can the wild water-lily restore ! What landscapes I read in the primrose's looks, And what pictures of pebbled and minnowy

brooks

In the vetches that tangled their shore ! 5. Earth's cultureless buds, to my heart ye were

dear
Ere the fever of passion or ague of fear

Had scathed my existence's bloom ;
Once I welcome you more, in life's passionless

stage,
With the visions of youth to revisit my age,
And I wish you to grow on my tomb.

CAMPBELL.

Spottiswoode & Co., Printers, New-street Square, London,

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