The Bannatyne Manuscript Volume 10
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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...wyld fowill, wyne and fpyce, Ar now decayid thruch covetyce. - Hufbandis that grangis had full grete, Cattell and corne to fell and ete, Hes now no beist bot cattis and myce; And all thruch caus of covettyce. 176 MY MYND QUHEN I COMPAS AND CAST. Honest yemen in every toun 2$ War wont to weir baith reid and broun, Ar now arrayit in raggis with lyce; And all thruch caus of covetyce. And lairdis in silk harlis to the eill, For quhilk thair tennentis fald fomer meill, 30 And leivis on rutis vndir the ryce; And all thruch caus of covetyce. Quha that dois deidis of petie, And leivis in pece and cheretie, Is haldin a fule, and that full nyce; 35 And all thruch caus of covetyce. And quha can reive vthir menis rowmis, And vpoun peur men gadderis fowmis, Is now ane active man and wyice; And all thruch caus of covetyce. 40 Man, pleifs thy Makar and be mirry, And fett not by this warld a chirry; Wirk for the place of paradyce, For thairin ringis na covettyce. Finis. LXVII. My My/id quhen I compos and cast MY mynd quhen I compas and cast, Me think this warld chengis fast; Quhen God thinkis tyme he may it mend: MY MYND QUHEN I COMPAS AND CAST. 177 Lawty will leif ws at the last; Ar few for falfett may now fend. 5 Thift and tressoun now is chereist; Law and lawtie is diflierreist, Fol. 65. b. And quyt owt of this regioun fend; Thift and tressoun now is cherreist; Ar few for falfett now may fend. 10 War all this realme in two devyddit, Lat lawty fyne and falfet gyddit; Quhome on will moniest depend, Quha wyfest is can not dissydit; Ar few for falfet now may fend. 15 No man is countit worth a peir, Bot he that hes gud horfs and geir, And gold in to his purfs to fpend. The peur for this is fpulyeit neir; Ar few for falfet now may fend. Haif ane peur woman ane...
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