MS: 'Lament of Mary Queen of Scots on the approach of spring'

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MS: 'Lament of Mary Queen of Scots on the approach of spring'

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The Lament of Mary Queen of
Scots -------- A Ballad ----

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Now Nature hangs her mantle green
On every blooming tree;
And spreads her sheets o' daisies white
Out o'er the grassy lea;
a Now Phebus chears the crystal streams,
And glads the azure skies;
But nought can glad the carfu' wight
That fast in durance lies. --------

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Now laverocks wake the merry morn,
Aloft on dewy wing;
The merle in his noontide bower
Maks woodland echoes ring:
The

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