by Robert Burns
The Farewell
The Calf

Thomson's Edward and Eleanora.

      Farewell, old Scotia's bleak domains,      Far dearer than the torrid plains,      Where rich ananas blow!      Farewell, a mother's blessing dear!      A borther's sigh! a sister's tear!      My Jean's heart-rending throe!      Farewell, my Bess! tho' thou'rt bereft      Of my paternal care.      A faithful brother I have left,      My part in him thou'lt share!      Adieu, too, to you too,      My Smith, my bosom frien';      When kindly you mind me,      O then befriend my Jean!       What bursting anguish tears my heart;      From thee, my Jeany, must I part!      Thou, weeping, answ'rest-"No!"      Alas! misfortune stares my face,      And points to ruin and disgrace,      I for thy sake must go!      Thee, Hamilton, and Aiken dear,      A grateful, warm adieu:      I, with a much-indebted tear,      Shall still remember you!      All hail then, the gale then,      Wafts me from thee, dear shore!      It rustles, and whistles      I'll never see thee more!