Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Does anybody know the author of this poem?

I found a handwritten copy of this poem in a shoebox belonging to a 91 year old cousin:

On the banks of Allan Water
When brown autumn spread its store;
There I saw the Miller’s daughter
But she smiled no more.

For the summer grief has brought her,
And the soldier false was he;
On the banks of Allan Water,
None as sad as she.

Rani Kaye

A MySpace friend sent me a message telling me the name of this poem is “The Banks of Allan Water,” and the author was Matthew Gregory Lewis.

Posted by Rani Kaye on Sunday, September 16, 2007 at 10:05 PM

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