The Poetical Works of Robert Burns, with a Prefatory Notice by J. Skipsey by Robert Burns
Author: Robert Burns
Number of Pages: 78 pages
Published Date: 06 Mar 2012
Publication Country: Miami Fl, United States
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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. 1885 Excerpt: ...He was sae sairly frighted That very night." Then up gat fechtin' Jamie Fleck, Aud he swore by his conscience, That he could saw hemp-seed a peck; For it was a' but nonsense. The auld guidman raught down the pock, And out a handfu' gied him; Syne bade him slip frae 'mang the folk, Some time when nae ane see'd him, And try't that night. He marches through amang the stacks, Though he was something sturtin; The graip he for a harrow taks, And hauls it at his curpin; And every now and then he says, "Hemp-seed, I saw thee, And her that is to be my lass, Come after me, and draw thee As fast this night." He whistled up Lord Lennox' march To keep his courage cheery; Although his hair began to arch, He was say fley'd and eerie: Till presently he hears a squeak, And then a grane and gruntle; He by his shouther gae a keek, And tumbled wi' a wintle Out-owre that night. He roar'd a horrid murder-shout, In dreadfu' desperation I And young and auld cam rinnin' out To hear the sad narration: He swore 'twas hilchin Jean M 'Craw, Or crouchie Merran Humphie, Till, stop I she trotted through them a'-And wha was it but grumphie Asteer that night I Meg fain wad to the barn hae gaen, To win three wechts o' naething! But for to meet the deil her lane, She pat but little faith in: She gies the herd a pickle nits, And twa red-cheekit apples, To watch, while for the barn she sets, In hopes to see Tam Kipples That very nicht. She turns the key wi' cannie thraw, And owre the threshold ventures; But first on Sawuie gies a ca', Syne bauldly in she enters; A ratton rattled up the wa', And she cried, Lord, preserve her! And ran through midden-hole and a', And pray'd wi' zeal and fervour, Fu' fast that night. They hoy't out Will, wi' sair advice; They hecht him some fine braw...
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