Here you will find the Poem Lines Written At The King's-Arms, Ross, Formerly The House Of The 'Man Of Ross' of poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Richer than misers o'er their countless hoards, Nobler than kings, or king-polluted lords, Here dwelt the man of Ross! O trav'ller, hear, Departed merit claims a reverent tear. If 'neath this roof thy wine-cheered moments pass, Fill to the good man's name one grateful glass: To higher zest shall mem'ry wake thy soul, And virtue mingle in th' ennobled bowl. But if, like mine thro' life's distressful scene Lonely and sad thy pilgrimage hath been; And if, thy breast with heart-sick anguish fraught, Thou journeyest onward tempest-tost in thought; Here cheat thy cares! in generous visions melt, And dream of goodness thou hast never felt!