Nabob, The

DESCRIPTION: "When silent time, wi' lightly feet, Had trod on thirty years, I sought again my native land Wi' mony hopes and fears." The singer finds a new generation in the land; all is changed. He misses the old, asking the forgiveness of his old friends' children
AUTHOR: Susanna Blamire (1747-1794)
EARLIEST DATE: 1824 (Smith, _The Scottish Minstrel_, according to GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: age return home
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Greig #5, p. 2, ("When silent time, wi' lightly foot") (1 text)
GreigDuncan3 538, "The Nabob" (5 texts, 4 tunes)
Ord, pp. 361-362, "The Nabob" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Robert Chambers, Cyclopaedia of English Literature (Boston, 1851 ("Digitized by Google")), Vol II, pp. 275-276, "The Nabob"

Roud #4592
Bodleian, 2806 c.14(125), "Traveller's Return" ("When silent time wi' lightly foot"), unknown, no date
NLScotland, L.C.Fol.178.A.2(215), "Traveller's Return," unknown, c.1840

The Traveller's Return
Auld Lang Syne
Silent Time
File: Ord361

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