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CHIEFLY IN THE
IN TWO VOLUMES.
A NEW EDITION, CONSIDERABLY ENLARGED.
SCOTT IS H.
CO T T E R’S
INSCRIBED TO R. A****.
Let not Ambition mock their useful toil,
Their homely joys and destiny obscure ; Nor Grandeur hear, with a disdainful smile,
The fort but hmple annals of the Poor. GRAY.
My lov’d, my honor’d, much respected
No mercenary bard his homage pays;
With honest pride, I scorn each selfish end,
The lowly train in life's sequefter'd scene; The native feelings strong, the guileless ways;
What A**** in a Cottage would have been; Ah! tho' his worth unknown, far, happier
there, I ween!
November chill blaws loud wi' angry sugh;
The short’ning winter-day is near a close; The miry beasts retreating frae the pleugh;
The black’ning trains o' craws to their re
The toil-worn Gotter frae his labour goes,