Sir Hew Dalrymple

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    They warsled up, they warsled down,
    Till Sir John fell to the ground,
    And there was a knife in Sir Willie’s pouch,
    Gied him a deadlie wound.
    Unknown. The Twa Brothers (l. 5–8)

    O if we but knew what we do
    When we delve or hew
    Hack and rack the growing green!
    Since country is so tender
    To touch, her being so slender,
    That, like this sleek and seeing ball
    But a prick will make no eye at all,
    Where we, even where we mean
    To mend her we end her,
    When we hew or delve:
    After-comers cannot guess the beauty been.
    Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889)