But She Shall Bloom in Winter Snow

twilightsnow1-800s1-1180317764-O2-600A WEARY lot is thine, fair maid,
A weary lot is thine!
To pull the thorn thy brow to braid,
And press the rue for wine.
A lightsome eye, a soldier’s mien
A feather of the blue, A doublet of the Lincoln green—
No more of me you knew My Love!
No more of me you knew.

‘This morn is merry June, I trow,
The rose is budding fain;
But she shall bloom in winter snow
Ere we two meet again.’
He turn’d his charger as he spake
Upon the river shore,
He gave the bridle-reins a shake,
Said ‘Adieu for evermore My Love!
And adieu for evermore.’

___________________
Sir Walter Scott, The Rover

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