The poem 'The Scholar' was written by ' Robert Southey'. In this poem, the poet is remembering his friends and elders who have gone away. He is remembering all his days and moments with his never - failing friends. Although, today they are not with him but he feels that they are around him and he is finding their casual eyes. He is describing about how his elders helped him in trouble. They were his well wishers with whom he lived along under their guidance. His hopes are with the dead and soon he will also be with his elders. His name also will be remembered by his youngsters.