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CANST THOU LEAVE ME THUS, MY
Tane, 'Roy's wife.'
Canst thou leave me thus, my Katy ?
Is this thy plighted, fond regard,
Thus cruelly to part, my Katy ?
Canst thou, &c.
Farewell ! and ne'er such sorrows tear
That fickle heart of thine, my Katy ! Thou may'st find those will love thee dearBut not a love like mine, my Katy.
Canst thou, &c.
MY NANIE'S AWA.
Tune, “ There'll never be peace,' &c.
Now in her green mantle blithe nature arrays, And listens the lambkins that bleat o'er the braes, While birds warble welcome in ilka green
shaw; But to me it's delightless-myanie's awa.
The snawdrap and primrose our woodlands adorn,
Thou lav'rock that springs frae the dews of the
lawn, The shepherd to warn o'the grey-breaking dawn, And thou mellow mavis that hails the night-fa', Give over for pity-my Nanie's awa.
Come, autumn, sae pensive, in yellow and grey,
FOR A THAT AND A THAT.
Is there, for honest poverty,
That hangs his head, and a' that ; The coward-slave, we pass him by,
We dare be poor for a' that! For a' that, and a' that,
Our toil's obscure, and a' that, The rank is but the guinea's stamp,
The man's the gowd for a' that.
What tho' on hamely fare we dine,
Wear hoddin grey, and a' that;
A man's a man for a' that ;
For a' that, and a' that,
Their tinsel show, and a' that ; The honest man, though e'er sae poor,
Is king o' men for a' that.
Ye see yon birkie, ca'd a lord,
Wha struts, and stares, and a' that ; Tho' hundreds worship at his word,
He's but a coof for a' that: For a' that, and a' that,
His riband, star, and a' that, The man of independent mind,
He looks and laughs at a' that.
A prince can mak a belted knight,
A marquis, duke, and a' that ; But an honest man's aboon his might,
Guid faith he mauna fa' that! For a' that, and a' that,
Their dignities, and a' that, The pith o’ sense, and pride o' worth,
Are higher ranks than a' that.
Then let us pray that come it may,
As come it shall for a' that ; That sense and worth o'er a' the earth,
Shall bear the gree, and a' that ;
It's coming yet, for a' that ;
Shall brothers be, and a' that.
ON CHLORIS BEINGILL.
Tune, 'Ay wakin 0.'
Long, long the night,
Heavy comes the morrow,
Is on her bed of sorrow.
Can I cease to care?
Can I cease to languish,
Every hope is fled,
Every fear is terror; Slumber even I dread, Every dream is horror.
Hear me, Pow'rs divine !
Oh, in pity hear me! Take aught else of mine, But my Chloris spare me !
Tude, 'Humours of Glen.'
Tubir groves of sweet myrtle let foreign lands reckon,
[fume, Where bright-beaming summers exalt the perFar dearer to me yon lone glen o' green breckan, Wi' the burn stealing under the lang yellow
Far dearer to me are yon humble broom bowers,
Where the blue-bell and gowan lurk lowly un
For there, lightly tripping amang the wild flowers,
A listening the linnet, aft wanders my Jean.
Tho' rich is the breeze in their gay sunny valleys,
And cauld Caledonia's blast on the wave; Their sweet-scented woodlands that skirt the proud palace,
(slave! What are they? The haunt of the tyrant and
The slave's spicy forests, and gold-bubbling foun
tains, The brave Caledonian views wi' disdain ; He wanders as free as the winds of his mountains,
Save love's willing fetters, the chains o his Jean.