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" The greenwood path to meet her brother: They sought him east, they sought him west, They sought him all the Forest thorough; They only saw the cloud of night, They only heard the roar of Yarrow! "
On the Beauties, Harmonies, and Sublimities of Nature: With Occasional ... - Page 14
by Charles Bucke - 1823
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The History and Poetry of the Scottish Border: Their Main Features ..., Volume 2

John Veitch - 1893
...supposing the ballad to have been floating on the memories of people so early as I represent it : " They sought him east, they sought him west, They sought...cloud of night, They only heard the roar of Yarrow." That Logan was a plagiarist there is, I fear, other proof. The maiden, searching, finds her dead lover...
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The History and Poetry of the Scottish Border: Thier Main Features ..., Volume 2

John Veitch - 1893
...supposing the ballad to have been floating on the memories of people so early as I represent it: " They sought him east, they sought him west, They sought...They only saw the cloud of night, They only heard the rour of Yarrow." The maiden, searching, finds her dead lover in the water. He had been violently slain,...
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Passages of the Bible

James George Frazer - 1895 - 467 pages
...Church ' (2), p. 132). P. 89. < The mother of Sisera looked out at a window,' etc. We may compare, His mother from the window look'd With all the longing...cloud of night, They only heard the roar of Yarrow. (Logan, ' The Braes of Yarrow.') And a verse of the ballad of < Sir Patrick Spens ' : O lang, lang...
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Passages of the Bible: Chosen for Their Literary Beauty and Interest

James George Frazer - 1895 - 467 pages
...Jewish Church ' (2), p. 132). P. 89. 'The mother of Sisera looked out at a window,' etc. We may compare, His mother from the window look'd With all the longing...her brother ; They sought him east, they sought him wrest, They sought him all the forest thorough ; They only saw the cloud of night, They only heard...
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Treasury of Minor British Poetry: Selected and Arranged with Notes

John Churton Collins - 1896 - 419 pages
...a shriek of sorrow ; Thrice did the water-wraith ascend, And gave a doleful groan through Yarrow. " His mother from the window look'd, With all the longing...cloud of night, They only heard the roar of Yarrow ! " No longer from thy window look, Thou hast no son, thou tender mother ! No longer walk, thou...
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Abbotsford Series of the Scottish Poets,

George Eyre-Todd - 1896
...His mother from the window looked, With all the longing of a mother; His little sister weeping walked The greenwood path to meet her brother. They sought...cloud of night, They only heard the roar of Yarrow.* No longer from thy window look Thou hast no son, thou tender mother ! No longer walk, thou little...
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The Border Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly, Volume 3

Nicholas Dickson, William Sanderson - 1898
...Logan's poem appeared in 1770 and there was one verse that Sir Walter Scott valued highly. In ran " They sought him east, they sought him west, They sought...cloud of night, They only heard the roar of Yarrow." In the old ballad it runs " Then she rode ower yon gloomy height, And her heart was fu' o' sorrow,...
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Imagination and Dramatic Instinct: Some Practical Steps for Their Development

Samuel Silas Curry - 1896 - 369 pages
...are certain emotions so deep that they can be touched only momentarily, or suggested by opposition. THEY sought him east, they sought him west, They sought...cloud of night, They only heard the roar of Yarrow. Logan. In the first two of these lines, the whole search is recounted with anxiety and dread, and in...
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Border Essays

John Veitch - 1896 - 246 pages
...supposing the ballad to have been floating on the memories of people so early as I represent it " They sought him east, they sought him west, They sought...cloud of night, They only heard the roar of Yarrow." That Logan was a plagiarist there is, I fear, other proof. The maiden, searching, finds her dead lover...
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A Thousand and One Gems of English Poetry

Charles Mackay - 1896 - 633 pages
...mother from the window looked, With all the longing of a mother ; His little sister, weeping, walked The greenwood path to meet her brother. They sought...sought him all the forest thorough ; They only saw the clouds of night They only heard the roar of Yarrow I man. No longer from thy window look Thou...
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