The Sempill Ballates

The Sempill Ballates

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ... the seuint day of Apryle, And as I walkit wandering not ane myle Ane pieteous spreit appeirit to my thocht, Sayand, allace, and waryit be the quhyle That I was borne, or in this warld upbrocht. Can I nocht tell gif be Illutioun Or gif be feir sic fantaseis we tak, Bot this be said in schort conclusioun Deplorit ane plaint, and planelie to me spak Poetis of me hes mater for to mak In tragedie quhat tyme I heir remanit And with that word I went sum thing abak, And bad say on, and with God saif me sanit. IT I was (said he) ane Lord leuand on lyfe, Ane bastard barne that can I not deny My Father was ane Erle and had ane wyfe Thocht he abusit his body and lay by. In Goddis Ire begottin sa was I My mother was a Dame in Dundaf mure Bot quhidder it was in feild keipand the Ky Or fischand Lochis Lin I am not sure. ' As for my surname seik my mothers aith Quhylis Cuninghame yai callit me heir & yair bot gude John Cowane gaif me meit and claith Quhill I was seuin yeir auld and su thing mair the Prouest of Hammiltoun cumand by. for cair Fand me with Ky ane kyndlie occupatioun, And Hammiltoun he me huif I sow declair Ane sorie Surname for my awin saluatioun. To preif myspreit and say my scha' Ingyne With John of Cliddisdail yai.. usits iie to striue Be worsting first in faith the feild was myne, I brak his heid to haue prerogatiue. Obliterated in the Original. Quhat sall I wryte zow in my wittis five? I was coequall with Achitophall, Or subtill Sinone knaifrie to discriue And all my deidis mair Diabolicall. (glT In leirning letters lang tyme at ye Scule My pregnant spreit surpassit all the laif, Quhill I was cowit and cled up lyke ane Fule In Stemming Rokket riches to ressaif. Than twa yeiris Noueis notit for ane knaif Zond in Kiluinning my prentischip I...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123667037X
  • 9781236670373