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Thread #94587 Message #1832979
Posted By: GUEST
12-Sep-06 - 05:57 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Lucy Gray of Allendale
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lucy Gray of Allandale
Please note the following from Project Gutenberg:
As the lead-mining industry has decreased, Allendale has turned its attention to other methods of living, and now caters for the army of visitors who, each summer, climb its hills and wander through its woods and lanes, and by its riverside, as did the Allendale maid whose memory is perpetuated in the simple lines of the little poem, "Lucy Gray of Allendale."
"Say, have you seen the blushing rose,
The blooming pink, or lily pale?
Fairer than any flower that blows
Was Lucy Gray of Allendale.
Pensive at eve, down by the burn,
Where oft the maid they used to hail,
The shepherds now are heard to mourn
For Lucy Gray of Allendale."
From here, about 1/5 way down the page.