Poems and Songs, with a Memoir of the Author

Poems and Songs, with a Memoir of the Author

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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. 1819 edition. Excerpt: ...Sir Kenneth, knycht o' meikle fame, Luikt owre his castle wa'; An' downe anethe the hingand heugb The gathert thrang he sa: An' lang he ferliet at the sicht, An' sair he raxit his ein; Syne hastenit fra his castle hie, An' to the howe bedein. "Quhat meins this thrang? Quhat meins this mane "Amang baith yung an' aid?" Syne he luikit at the deid lady, Lay on the yird sa cald. The warrior schuke--O sair he schuke!--Furth sprang the glitterand teir: "O Chryste! O Chryste! it is Helenore! "It is my dochter deir!" ELEGY ON PUDDING LIZZIE. She's gane! she's gane!--O'er true the tale-She's left us a' to sab an' wailJ Auld Clatterbanes has hit the nail Upo' the head; Deil o' his carcase mak a flail, Sin' Lizzie's dead! O Death! O Death! thou'rt void o' feeling! For wi' thy deadly whittle stealing Through gentle hald, or namely sheeling, Wi' divet rigging, Thou send'st the best o' bodies, reeling, To their cauld bigging. Hadst thou but claughted wi' thy claw A Lord, a Duke, or baith the twa, The skaith, I trow, had been but sma', Ane might forgie ye; But Lizzie thus to steal awa, O wae be t'ye! Auld Reekie's callants, mourn wi' me; Your waes, alake! are sair to dree: 0 mourn the days--the days o' glee, Now fled awa! 1 see the tear in mony an e'e, Fu' sadly fa'. O, mony a time, ance on a day, In cheery bangs we've ta'en our way, Ilk birkie keenly bent on play, Wi' hearts fu' light, An' for a wee set Care astray, Far out o' sight. E An' whan we reached her little dwalling, Whare tailzied birds wi' bluidy taloa, How kind she met us at the hallan, Led to the ha', "Gude-e'en! gudc-e'en!" aye loudly bawling-, An' becking law. Syne what a fyke, an' what a itaising! "The puddings, bairns, are just in...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236563603
  • 9781236563606