County Guy

Original Text: 
Sir Walter Scott, Quentin Durward (Edinburgh: Constable, 1823): Chapter 4. PR 5321 A1 1823 ROBA.
1  Ah! County Guy, the hour is nigh,
2    The sun has left the lea,
3The orange flower perfumes the bower,
4    The breeze is on the sea.
5The lark his lay who thrill'd all day
6    Sits hush'd his partner nigh:
7Breeze, bird, and flower confess the hour,
8    But where is County Guy?
9  The village maid steals through the shade,
10    Her shepherd's suit to hear;
11To beauty shy, by lattice high,
12    Sings high-born Cavalier.
13The star of Love, all stars above
14    Now reigns o'er earth and sky;
15And high and low the influence know--
16    But where is County Guy?
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
J. D. Robins
RPO Edition: 
2RP 2.142.