Inscription To Miss Graham Of Fintry

      Here, where the Scottish Muse immortal lives,      In sacred strains and tuneful numbers joined,      Accept the gift; though humble he who gives,      Rich is the tribute of the grateful mind.       So may no ruffian-feeling in my breast,      Discordant, jar thy bosom-chords among;      But Peace attune thy gentle soul to rest,      Or Love, ecstatic, wake his seraph song,       Or Pity's notes, in luxury of tears,      As modest Want the tale of woe reveals;      While conscious Virtue all the strains endears,      And heaven-born Piety her sanction seals.