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David Gray Gravestone Auld Aisle Cemetery Kirkintilloch East Dunbartonshire Scotland [00:45]
Tour Scotland video of the David Gray gravestone in the Auld Aisle cemetery on visit to Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire. David Gray, born 29th January 1838, died 3rd of December 1861, was a Scottish poet. The son of a handloom weaver, Gray was born at Merkland. He began to write poetry for The Glasgow Citizen and began his idyll on the Luggie, the little stream that ran through Merkland. He was buried in the Auld Aisle, where he had often wandered, and which is also the subject of his song, and, on the 29th July, 1865, a plain obelisk was erected to his memory, subscribed for by his admirers. David wrote his own epitaph, " Below lies one whose name was traced in sand, He died, not knowing what it was to live ; Died, while the first sweet consciousness of manhood. And maiden thought electrified his soul, Faint beatings in the calyx of the rose. Bewildered reader ! pass without a sigh, In a proud sorrow ! There is life with God, In other kingdom of a sweeter air; In Eden every flower is blown. Amen. Thus lived and died one who left a few words only behind him, His Luggie, poem opens with the wish of the writer that his thought and verse may run as smoothly as his beloved river: That impulse which all beauty gives the soul, Is languaged as I sing. For fairer stream Rolled never golden sand into the sea, Made sweeter music than the Luggie, gloom'd By glens whose melody mingles with her own. The uttered name my inmost being thrills, A word beyond a charm; and if this lay ...
Maid Of The Forth Boat Hawes Pier Firth Of Forth South Queensferry Scotland September 29th [01:38]
Tour Scotland video Maid Of The Forth boat returning to Hawes Pier by the Forth Railway Bridge on the Firth Of Forth by South Queensferry.
Maid Of The Forth Boat Firth Of Forth South Queensferry Scotland September 29th [00:44]
Tour Scotland video of the Maid Of The Forth Boat on the Firth of Forth by the Railway Bridge after leaving Hawes Pier at South Queensferry.
High in the misty Highlands, Out by the purple islands, Brave are the hearts that beat, Beneath Scottish skies. Wild are the winds to meet you, Staunch are the friends that greet you, Kind as the love that shines from fair maiden's eyes.
Journeys: The Canals of London, England [03:17]
London may be a bustling capital with famous landmarks but venture off the tourist trail and you can spend an afternoon cruising through the heart of Little Venice on the old canals. We passed through scenery unchanged for nearly 200 years. The canals were designed for the old barges that loaded coal from ships that had sailed up the River Thames and then transported the fuel to the underground bunkers of London's power houses. You can travel the 2000 mile canal system up to Scotland but in London we enjoyed a leisurely trip from Maida Vale to Camden Market with a stop at the Zoo and then back to enjoy dinner at the Dorchester Hotel in Park Lane.
Tags: London (City/Town/Village), history, England, tourism, canals, Maida Vale, Camden Market, Little Venice, Grand Union, Regent's Park Canal, Paddington Basin, London Zoo, barges, Piccadilly Circus, coal, River Thames, Scotland, Britain, Dorchester Hotel, Pr