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Amang ance auld Bard Beneath beſt better bleſt bonie comes corn daur dead dear Death doubt ev'ry Ev’n face fair faith fate fear fire firſt frae gang gies glorious grace guid hand happy head hear heart honeſt Honor hope hour humble juſt keep kind laſſes laſt leſs light live mair maun meet mind monie mourn muckle muſt ne'er never night o'er owre pain pleaſure Plough Poet poor pride rhyme rigs round ſae ſaw ſay Scotland ſee ſet ſhall ſhe ſhould ſome ſtill ſweet taen tear tell thee There's thou thought thro Till tune twas unco weary weel Whyles worth young youthful
Sivu 176 - LANG hae thought, my youthfu' friend, A something to have sent you, Tho' it should serve nae ither end Than just a kind memento ; But how the subject theme may gang, Let time and chance determine ; Perhaps, it may turn out a sang, Perhaps, turn out a sermon.
Sivu 133 - With Amalek's ungracious progeny; Or how the royal bard did groaning lie Beneath the stroke of heaven's avenging ire; Or, Job's pathetic plaint, and wailing cry; Or rapt Isaiah's wild, seraphic fire; Or other holy seers that tune the sacred lyre.
Sivu 137 - And oh ! may Heaven their simple lives prevent From luxury's contagion, weak and vile ! Then, howe'er crowns and coronets be rent, A virtuous populace may rise the while, And stand a wall of fire around their much-loved Isle. O Thou! who pour'd the patriotic tide That stream'd thro...
Sivu 136 - And decks the lily fair in flow'ry pride, Would, in the way His wisdom sees the best, For them and for their little ones provide; But, chiefly, in their hearts with Grace Divine preside.
Sivu 40 - I'll no say, men are villains a' ; The real, harden'd wicked, Wha hae nae check but human law, Are to a few restricked : But Och ! mankind are unco weak, An...
Sivu 162 - Mis-spending all thy precious hours Thy glorious, youthful prime! Alternate Follies take the sway; Licentious Passions burn; Which tenfold force gives Nature's law, That Man was made to mourn.
Sivu 126 - Belyve,* the elder bairns come drapping in, At service out, amang the farmers roun
Sivu 130 - Is there, in human form, that bears a heart A wretch! a villain! lost to love and truth! That can, with studied, sly, ensnaring art, Betray sweet Jenny's unsuspecting youth?