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the same age with himself, a pretty girl, and of good capacity. Her hair was of a lightish brown, approaching to fair ; her eyes were dark, and had a sweet and gentle expression; her temper was mild, and her manners unassuming. Her dress was also neat and tidy. In winter she wore a pale blue pelisse, then the fashionable color, and a light-colored beaver, with a feather. She made a great impression on young Motherwell, and that it was per­manent, his beautiful ballad shows. At the end of the season, she returned to her parents, at Alloa, with whom she resided until the time of her marriage. She is now a widow, with a family of three children." Jeanie Morrison's married name was Murdoch. Her husband was a merchant in Glasgow. She is described in after life as very elegant in personal appearance, and always characterized by the gentle manners which won the sensitive-hearted boy poet, of whose romantic devotion she was wholly unconscious. , William E. Dempster set the poem to music, and used to render it finely at his concerts.

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