William Motherwell (October 13, 1797 – 1835) was a Scottish poet, antiquary and journalist.
- I ’ve wandered east, I ’ve wandered west,
Through mony a weary way;
But never, never can forget
The luve o’ life’s young day!
- Jeannie Morrison (c. 1832), Stanza 1.
- ’T was then we luvit ilk ither weel,
’T was then we twa did part:
Sweet time—sad time! twa bairns at scule—
Twa bairns and but ae heart.
- Jeannie Morrison (c. 1832), Stanza 3. Compare: "Zwei Seelen und ein Gedanke, Zwei Herzen und ein Schlag" (translated: "Two souls with but a single thought, Two hearts that beat as one"), Eligius Franz Joseph von Münch-Bellinghausen, Ingomar the Barbarian, Act ii.; " Two friends, two bodies with one soul inspir’d" Alexander Pope, The Iliad of Homer, Book xvi, line 267.
- And we, with Nature’s heart in tune,
- Jeannie Morrison (c. 1832), Stanza 8.
- Mournfully, oh, mournfully,
The midnight wind doth sigh,
Like some sweet plaintive melody
Of ages long gone by.
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