Flights of Fancy, and Lays of Bon-Accord

Flights of Fancy, and Lays of Bon-Accord

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...Mannie, ye 've been lang o' comin'." O Geordie Deary, Dobbin Gibb! Your tongues this day had waggit glib, If fair afore your face you 'd seen The Mannie standin' i' the Green, In a' his glory and his pride, Presidin' o'er the crystal tide, And wives and bairnies, ane and a', Cryin', "I 'm for Dee"--" Me, Fountain Ha'!" And sure as e'er they pou'd the string, Their chosen fountain out wad spring! When dinner cogs are set awa, And a' things cozie, cosh, and braw, The kettle singin' o'er its croon, Is just to tak the trockie doon, And in a kind o' gentle glee Enjoy her wee bit drap o' tea. O! ilka carle who likes a drappie O' caller water in his cappie, And never frowns upon the hint To quietly slip a cinder in 't. Guidwife or carle come, come to me, I 'll mak your grog, I 'll draw your tea, I 'll bathe the maiden fresh and bonnie, I 'll wash the matron's cockernouie, And yield a store, wi' blythesome din, For bairns to plash and puddle in. Range roun', range roun', my gallant lads, I aiblins better kent your dads; But troth I 'll no be standin' lang Ere you and I be just as thrang, If roun' me, as in days o' yore, The servant lasses crowd galore, When simmer eves begin to gloom, Ilk wi' her lifter on her thoom, Wi' mony a joke and light guifaw, To fill their stuns o' Fountain Ha'. Range out ilk man o' public station, And gi'e me an inauguration; Though nae a " toun'sJairn" o' your ain, You ken the reason 's unco plain, And, 'stead o' more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236822862
  • 9781236822864