The Robbers of the Glen.
Stand stranger! Yield your gems and gold Resistance may not be, A score retainers swift and bold
Come spurring after me. Behold my band of mountaineers 1
" All tried and trusty men, Unknown to these are craven fears— The Robbers of the Glen.
When fall the deep'ning shades of night Abroad we take our way, And when the moon hath hid her light T'is then we seek our prey; Yet blood is shed on no pretence While I'command my men, We only fight in self defence— The Robbers of the Glen.
Alas for youth with, visions fraught 1 Of honors, wealth and fame; My proud ambitions came to naught, In sorrow and in shame. Yon castle on th« mountain's brow, With all its wide domain, . ' Once owned me lord—yet I am now A Robber of the Glen. ' ' <
At dice my 'gold I staked and lost, My faith in friendship died, For a false friend by fraud and stealth Decoyed my promised bride ; I sought him ere the morn was red, We foughtij and he was slain, And since that fatal (fay I've led The Robbers of the Glen.
When at the festive board we meet I And all my men are gay, I ?Each toast and jest and song I greet I, As noisily as they. But oft amid their rude acclaim My heart is sad —and then I curse the day that I became A Robber of the Glen. "J.T." Auckland,
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The Robbers of the Glen., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2430, 2 June 1890
The Robbers of the Glen. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2430, 2 June 1890
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