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To Sir Walter Scott

2Of savage climes where I have wandered long,
3Whose hills and streams are yet ungraced by song,
4I bring, illustrious friend, this garland rude:
5The offering, though uncouth, in kindly mood
6Thou wilt regard, if haply there should be,
7'Mong meaner things, the flower simplicity,
8Fresh from coy Nature's virgin solitude.
9Accept this frail memorial, honoured Scott,
10Of favoured intercourse in former day --
11Of words of kindness I have ne'er forgot --
12Of acts of friendship I can ne'er repay:
13For I have found (and wherefore say it not?)
14The Minstrel's heart as noble as his lay.

Notes

1] Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), British poet and novelist. Back to Line
 What thou lovest well remains,
                  the rest is dross
What thou lov'st well shall not be reft from thee
What thou lov'st well is thy true heritage
Whose world, or mine or theirs
                or is it of none?
First came the seen, then thus the palpable
    Elysium, though it were in the halls of hell,
What thou lovest well is thy true heritage
What thou lov'st well shall not be reft from thee
Ezra Pound Pisan Cantos, LXXXI
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