Morven, Aberdeenshire facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMorven
|Elevation||871 m (2,858 ft)|
|Prominence||c. 386 m|
|English translation||Big mountain|
|Language of name||Gaelic|
|Parent range||Grampian Mountains|
The poet, Lord Byron, who spent some of his childhood in the area, mentions the mountain in his poem, When I Roved a Young Highlander:
- When I rov'd a young Highlander o'er the dark heath,
- And climb'd thy steep summit, oh Morven of snow!
- To gaze on the torrent that thunder'd beneath,
- Or the mist of the tempest that gather'd below;
- Untutor'd by science, a stranger to fear,
- And rude as the rocks, where my infancy grew,
- No feeling, save one, to my bosom was dear;
- Need I say, my sweet Mary, 'twas centred in you?
The Mary mentioned here is Mary Duff, Byron's first love.
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