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But wait a wee, o' love is slee, an winna be said nay,
Auld age was blind, the priest was kind, now happy as
can be, O poverty! () poverty! we're wed in spite o' thee!
WELCOME BAT AND OWLET GRAY.
O welcome bat and owlet gray,
Upon the soft wind floats her hair,
GOOD NIGHT, GOOD NIGHT!
The sun is sunk, the day is done,
The bride into her bower is sent,
The lady in her curtained bed,
Sweet sleep be with us, one and all ;
ADDITIONAL NOTES AND SONGS
TO VOLUME I.
THE CHARACTER OF A HAPPY LIFE.
Ben Jonson, we are told by Drummond, had these verses by heart. [“ Sir Edward Wotton's verses of a Happie Lyfe, he hath by heart.”] Conversations with Ben Jonson, 1619. Arch. Scot. iv. 89.
The most common-place of his (Jonson's] repetition was his verses of drinking, Drink to me bot with thyne Eyes.” DRUMMOND OF HAWTHORNDEN. Arch. Scot. IV. 82.
WOMEN ARE BUT MEN’S SHADOWS.
“ Pembrok and his Lady discoursing, the Earl said,-The Woemen were mens shadowes, and she maintained them. Both appealing to Johnson, he affirmed it true, for which my Lady gave a pendance to prove it in verse ; hence his epigrame.”—DRUMMOND OF HAWTHORN. DEN.
Arch, Scot. iv. 95. VOL. II.