Thomas Campbell (1777-1844) was born 27th July 1777, in High Street, Glasgow, Scotland. He is chiefly remembered for his sentimental poetry dealing specially with human affairs. He was also one of the initiators of a plan to found what became the University of London. In 1799, he wrote The Pleasures of Hope, a traditional 18th century survey in heroic couplets. He also produced several stirring patriotic war songs - Ye Mariners of England, The Soldier's Dream, Hohen Linden and in 1801, The Battle of the Baltic.
Words to Know :
Tarry : linger, dally
Isle : an island
Glen : a deep narrow valley, especially in the mountains of Scotland.
Heather : low, spreading plant with woody stems, small spiky leaves and purple, pink or white flowers.
Bonny : lovely, attractive
Wight : valiant, skilled in fighting
Winsome : pleasing because of a childlike charm & innocence