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Catalog Number 2010.01.0005
Object Name Poem
Date 1899
Title Untitled
Scope & Content Untitled poem (or song) written by Robert Burns Wilson and given to Mary Mason Scott in August 1899. Burns also gave Scott a book of poetry, "The Shadow of the Trees" when he gave her this poem.


The soul which itself knoweth not -
Its own woes may but dimly guess;
Its joys may be, in times forgot -
At last - in time - when all is past -
Which, in remembrance bring distress.
And my songs - weaning of sad thought -
Are happy when thine eyes shall bless,
At last - O lovely one - at last -
Alike the grief and happiness

To Mistress Mary Mason Scott
With "The Shadow of the Trees" this
little song also - poor gifts -
from her very unrich friend

Robert Burns Wilson

August 99-

People Robert Burns Wilson
Mary Mason Scott
Search Terms Poetry