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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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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 147

1890
...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...saw the cloud of night, They only heard the roar of YarThat Logan was a plagiarist there is, I fear, other proof. The maiden searching, finds her dead...
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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...They only saw the cloud of night, They only heard the rr of Yarrow." In the old ballad it runs " Then she rode ower yon gloomy height, And her heart...
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