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CHIEFLY IN THE

SCOTTISH DIALECT.

BY

ROBERT BURNS.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

A NEW EDITION, CONSIDERABLY ENLARGED.

VOL. II.

EDINBURGH:
PRINTED FOR T. CADELL, LONDON, AND WILLIAM

CREECH, EDINBURGH.

MDCC XCIV.

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CHIEFLY

SCOTT IS H.

THE

CO T T E R’S

SATURDAY NIGHT.

INSCRIBED TO R. A****.

ESO.

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.

1.

My lov’d, my honor’d, much respected

friend!

No mercenary bard his homage pays;
Vol. II.

A

With

With honest pride, I scorn each selfish end,
My dearest meed, a friend's esteem and

praise :
To you I fing, in fimple Scottish lays,

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!

II.

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

pose:

The toil-worn Gotter frae his labour goes,
This night his weekly moil is at an end,,

Collects

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