Scottish Historical and Romantic Ballads: Chiefly Ancient, Volume 2

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John Finlay
J. Ballantyne & Company, 1808 - Ballads, Scots
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Page 87 - Gowden glist the yellow links That round her neck she'd twine ; Her een war o' the skyie blue, Her lips did mock the wine; The smile upon her bonnie cheek Was sweeter than the bee ; Her voice excelled the birdie's sang Upon the birchen tree.
Page 162 - On we lap and awa we rade Till we came to yon bonny Green; We lighted down for to bait our horse And out there came a Lady fine.^ Four and twenty at her Back And they were a...
Page 120 - it was better to hear the lark sing than the mouse cheep," was adopted by every Border chief. For these combined reasons the residence of the chieftain was commonly a...
Page 41 - The gypsies came to our good lord's gate And wow but they sang sweetly! They sang sae sweet and sae very complete That down came the fair lady. And she came tripping doun the stair, And a' her maids before her; As soon as they saw her weel-far'd face, They coost the glamer o'er her.
Page 35 - ... they sought it down, They sought it late and early, And found it in the bonnie balm-tree, That shines on the bowling-green o' Airly. He has ta'en her by the left shoulder, And O but she grat sairly, And led her down to yon green bank, Till he plundered the bonnie house o' Airly. " O it's I hae seven braw sons," she says, " And the youngest ne'er saw his daddie, And altho' I had as mony mae, I wad gie them a
Page 79 - Now live, now live, my dear Ladye, Now live but half an hour ; And there's no a leech in a' Scotland, But shall be in thy bower.
Page 7 - When I rose up then in the morn, My goodly palace for to lea', I knocked at my lord's chamber door, But ne'er a word wad he speak to me.
Page 162 - And he flang't as far as I could see; Though I had been a Wallace wight, I couldna liften't to my knee. 'O wee wee man, but thou be strang! O tell me where thy dwelling be?' 'My dwelling's down at yon bonny bower, O will you go with me and see?
Page 20 - Leith in two coffines, and there lay diverse moneths unburied, their friends refusing to commit their bodies to the earth till the slaughter was punished. Nor did any man think himself so much interested in that fact as the Lord Ochiltry, * who had perswaded the Earl of Murray to come south, whereupon he * In the ballad of " Young Logic" this nobleman is sometimes by reciters given as the hero.
Page 23 - Open the gates and let him come in ; He is my brother Huntly, he'll do him nae harm.