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*The great whirlpool of the Western Hebrides.



*This expression occurs in Burns's Bannockburn; yet it is a kind of common property, being the motto, we believe, of a Scottish family. We might more justly, on the part of the ingenious Dr. Leyden, reclaim the line,

' Red is the cup they drink, but not with wine.'

But these occasional coincidences, over which stupidity delights to doze, are hardly worth noticing in criticizing original poetry.

Published @ RC

September 2006