LUCY ASHTON'S SONG
by: Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)
- OOK not thou on beauty's charming;
- Sit thou still when kings are arming;
- Taste not when the wine -- cup glistens;
- Speak not when the people listens;
- Stop thine ear against the singer;
- From the red gold keep thy finger;
- Vacant heart and hand and eye,
- Easy live and quiet die.
POEMS BY SIR WALTER SCOTT
"Lucy Ashton's Song" is
reprinted from The Oxford Book of English Verse. Ed. Arthur
Quiller-Couch. Oxford: Clarendon, 1919.