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ROB ROY's GRAVE.
The History of Rob Roy is sufficiently known; his Grave is near the head of Loch Ketterine, in one of those small Pin-fold-like Burial-grounds, of neglected and desolate appearance, which the Traveller meets with in the Highlands of Scotland.
A famous Man is Robin Hood,
She has her brave ROB ROY!
Then clear the weeds from off his Grave,
In honour of that Hero brave!
HEAVEN gave Rob Roy a dauntless heart,
Or keep his Friends from harm.
Yet was Rob Roy as wise as brave;
Must scorn a timid song.
Say, then, that he was wise as brave
He sought his moral creed.
Said generous Rob, "What need of Books? "Burn all the Statutes and their shelves:
"They stir us up against our Kind;
"And worse, against Ourselves.
"We have a passion, make a law,
"In bitterness of soul.
"And, puzzled, blinded thus, we lose
"The Creatures see of flood and field,
"And those that travel on the wind!
"With them no strife can last; they live "In peace, and peace of mind.
"For why ?-because the good old Rule "Sufficeth them, the simple Plan,
"That they should take who have the power, "And they should keep who can.
"A lesson which is quickly learn'd, "A signal this which all can see ! "Thus nothing here provokes the Strong
"To wanton cruelty.