A Dialogue by John Smyth et al.

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The title page of the Table Rock Album


John Smyth:

I should have surely written a poem here;
But my muse has got water-logged

Sir Walter Scott:

“Water-logged,” Mister Smyth, are you sure that the log
In the wy of your muse is not swimming in grog?

Ettrick Shepherd:

He’s a gomeril, that Smyth — a pure feckless body —
Wha the de’il can write poetry wha canna drink toddy?
What a pour o’ Glenlivit — an ocean and mair —
It would tak’ to mix up that cauld water down there!


Source: Table Rock Album and Sketches of the Falls and Scenery Adjacent. Buffalo: Steam Press of Thomas and Lathrops, copyright by Jewett, Thomas & Co.,1856c.1848

This link takes you to the scanned version of  the 1855 version of Table Rock Album from the Hathi Trust

See the Table of Contents of the Table Rock Album on this site.

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