Heather and Fern; Songs of Scotland and Maoriland

Heather and Fern; Songs of Scotland and Maoriland

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...may attach your " screw?" "Whist, man! I'm attached myself," Said fearless John O'Grady. After you are tightly tied, Reckless John O'Grady, Parliament may claim your bride, Luckless John O'Grady, Male and female members there, In the lobbies often " pair." "Pears must be forbidden fruit," Said jealous John O'Grady. There's another danger too, Thoughtless John O'Grady, There are other men than you. Hapless John O'Grady What of polyandrous laws, And divorce for trivial cause? "Polly Andrews ain't mv style," Said virtuous John O'Grady. Yet another point, my boy, Wretched John O'Grady; Bid good-bye to single joy, Humdrum John O'Grady. At the girls you dare not wink; With the boys you must not drink. "Love intoxicates enough," Said happy John O'Grady. AIRDRIE. I. Airdrie Airdrie! Fairest of fairylands it seems, That old town far away, Seen in the light of my golden dreams, Whether by night or day. Its verdant braes, its burns and glades, Its stalwart youths and comely maids, Each street, each lane, each wynd and path (Such wondrous power Remembrance hath) All pass in turn before my sight And shine in glorious, gracious light. Exile and Distance have no power To steal from me that raptured hour When once again I sally forth, Adown the South Burn, or the North, Or where, in Calder's bosky vale, The blackbird pours his melting tale. Nor Time nor Space can e'er destroy Those fleeting blinks of brightest joy, When, fancy free, I roam, a boy, In Airdrie--Airdrie! Grand it was, when woods were green, round Airdrie, When nought of care or gloom was seen in Airdrie; When Summer days were bright And my heart was gay and light--When I lived and loved and laughed in bonnieAirdrie! II....show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236752937
  • 9781236752932