I am trying to trace a poem that my mother remember from childhood. I have very few details about it, and infact I'm not even sure the author is well known ! I suspect you will either immediately know the peom I'm talking about or think I'm an absolute loon for assuming this is enough information - but here goes...
The information I have (such that it is !):
- the title is something like 'The little scottish soldiers'
- the poem begins with two children (a boy and a girl) by a brook
- the little girl puts her foot in and that's were the first line comes
from - which is something like 'Oh but it it cold and it is deep'
- soldiers come by looking for Bonny Prince Charles - the children point and send
them off in a direction
- the soldiers come back a kill the children for sending them in the wrong
Not a nice tale, but one my mother assures me moved her to tears, even as a
somewhat unwilling elocution student !
The information I'm after:
The author, obviously. Also the details of any books you have in stock which contain the above mentioned poem.
a very hopeful Vron