Quotation by Robert Burns

The trumpets sound, the banners fly,
The glittering spears are ranked ready;
The shouts o' war are heard afar,
The battle closes thick and bloody;
But it's no the roar o' sea or shore
Wad mak me langer wish to tarry;
Nor shout o' war that's heard afar,
Its leaving thee, my bonnie Mary.
Robert Burns (1759–1796), Scottish poet. The Silver Tassie (l. 9–16). . .

New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250–1950. Helen Gardner, ed. (1972) Oxford University Press.
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