Saturday, 6 September 2008

Blessed are the Dead who die in the Lord...


Of your charity

pray for the soul of
David Gordon Allen D'Aldecamb
Lumsden of Cushnie
loyal Jacobite and faithful Catholic




Beati mortui qui in Domino moriuntur

Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord...




From the Canova monument for the Royal Stuarts in St Peter's Basilica where white roses are laid each year on White Rose Day, 10th June, the birthday of King James III and VIII of England, Scotland, Ireland and France.





The Flowers of the Forest

I've heard the lilting, at the yowe-milking,
Lassies a-lilting before dawn o' day;
But now they are moaning on ilka green loaning;
"The Flo'oers of the Forest are a' wede awa'".

Dool and wae for the order, sent oor lads tae the Border!
The Whigs for ance, by guile wan the day,
The Flo'oers o' the Forest, that fought aye the foremost,
The pride o' oor land lie cauld in the clay.

I've heard the lilting, at the yowe-milking,
Lassies a-lilting before dawn o' day;
But now they are moaning on ilka green loaning;
"The Flo'oers of the Forest are a' wede awa'".

[Scottish trad.]






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1 comment:

Ponte Sisto said...

My condolences on your loss.

May he rest in peace.