Dedication

By Rachel S Robertson
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To William Stronach, Esq., R.E., Ardmeallie, Marnoch.

1. Not much have I to give, yet I would bring
Those simple lays to thee just as a child
Would to a loved one bear an offering
Of blossoms, gathered by the wayside wild.

 

3. And so I bring this garland I have twined,
Though lacking much the finished work of art;
Yet I would hope some weary ones may find
A message 'mongst the flowers to cheer the heart.

 

2. "Weeds" some might term such wild flowers, but I know
God's humblest things are precious in your eyes;
Though in no trim kept garden plot they grow,
The blooms of health and mead you'll not despise.
4. Thy name like sunshine gilds the humble flowers,
Which now I cast upon the world's great tide -
The blossoms culled in girlhood's golden hours
On Bogie's banks and bonnie Deveronside.

From the book of songs and poems, 'On Bogie's Banks and Bonnie Deveronside'
by
Rachel S. Robertson
Inverness
1887

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