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Page 149 - Wi' cauk and keel' I'll win your bread, And spindles and whorles for them wha need, Whilk is a gentle trade indeed, To carry the gaberlunzie on. I'll bow my leg, and crook my knee. And draw a black clout o'er my ee ; A cripple or blind they will ca' me, While we shall be merry and sing.
Page 133 - Ogie. But I fear the gods have not decreed For me fo fine a creature, Whofe beauty rare makes her exceed All other works in nature. Clouds of defpair furround my love, That are both dark and fogie : Pity my cafe ye powers above, Elfe I die for Katharine Ogie.
Page 73 - She shall a lover find me ; And that my faith is firm and pure, Tho" I left her behind me. Then Hymen's sacred bonds shall chain My heart to her fair bosom, There, while my being does remain, My love more fresh shall blossom.
Page 5 - Tweed, gliding gently through those, Such beauty and pleasure does yield . The warblers are heard in the grove, The linnet, the lark, and the thrush, The blackbird, and sweet cooing dove, With music enchant every bush.
Page 3 - Twas there I firft did love her. That day fhe fmil'd, and made me glad, No maid feem'd ever kinder ; I thought myfelf the luckieft lad, So fweetly there to find her.
Page 48 - Ye fpeak right well, guidman, But ye maun mend your hand, And think o' modefty, Gin ye'll not quat your land : We are but young, ye ken, And now we're gawn the gither, A houfe is butt and benn, And Crummie will want her fother.
Page 29 - Tis true thy charms, O powerful maid, To life can bring the silent shade: Thou canst surpass the painter's art, And real warmth and flames impart. But oh! it ne'er can love like me, I've ever loved, and loved but thee : Then, charmer, grant my fond request, Say thou canst love, and make me bless'd.
Page 147 - Be sure ye dinna quat the grip Of ilka joy when ye are young, Before auld age your vitals nip, And lay ye twafald o'er a rung. Sweet youth's a...