The Ballads of Scotland; Ed. by William Edmondstoune Aytoun Volume 2

The Ballads of Scotland; Ed. by William Edmondstoune Aytoun Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...ehafts of her bead A tempered tongue between. But wha may let her? a wife will clatter, Nae man can controvert her; The mimest wife, that ever took life, Wares words, if that ye start her. Quoth he, Tak what I have, And leave her as ye fand her. Allace! quoth he, Ye rave; I daur not come near hand her! I am the devil nae doubt, That language learn d her till,1' I daur not be sae stout, As bid her hold her still, Frae I she delight to fecht and flyte, I daur not wi her mell; She will speak out, have ye nae doubt, For all the devils in hell. The least devil in hell Can give a wife her tongue; The greatest, I you tell, Gan never mak her dumb. Frae she begin to clatter She will claver where she please; We devils can noways let her, Sae tak you the waneis. Tho neibours about, wish her tongue out, It does them nought avail; I say for me, she will chide till she die, She is best with little daill. 1T Quoth he Then tell me plain What dounsel best you call ll Most staid.--Who taught her language. 1' From the time that. Scold. ll Uneasiness; vexatiou. Tl Interference. Quoth he, Gang hame again, For it is ill over all. Let thy wife speak her fill, For she thereto was born; For wives will have their will, Though you and I had swom. Whatever her happen, her tongue is her wapm To speak then wha may let her? VVha may gainstand, or counterinand A crabbed wife to clatter? Thus they departed plain; The fiend flew owre ane hill, The gudeman hame again, And with his wife baid still. Quoth he, Now I perceive There is nae leid 1-in land, That has, as I wad have, His wife at his command. Frae then furth, ay, he let more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
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  • English
  • black & white illustrations
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  • 9781236619112