chapter  40
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A tribute to Goldsmith as a poet by John Tait, author of The Druid's Monument, 1774

Thus flow' d my strain, as fancy bade, I thought no mortal nigh-

I turn' d me to the sylvan shade, A stranger caught my eye.

Grief mark' d his face, his locks were grey, An ancient harp he bore,

And plain and rude was his array, As that which Druids wore.