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To William Drummond at Hawthornden single work   poetry   "The house its own silence: walls of deep thick stone"
Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 To William Drummond at Hawthornden
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  • A poem in ten numbered parts.
  • O sacred solitude, divine retreat, /Choice of the prudent, envy of the great! /By the pure stream, or in the waving shade I court fair/ Wisdom, that celestial maid.

    There from the ways of man, laid safe ashore/ I smile to hear the distant tempest roar./ There, happy, and with business unperplexed, /This life I relish and secure the next. Edward Young: plaque at Hawthorden Castle.

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