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CHIEFLY IN THE

SCOTTISH DIALECT.

BY

ROBERT BURNS.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

A NEW EDITION, CONSIDERABLY ENLARGED.

VOL. II.

Edinburgh:

PRINTED BY ADAM NEILL AND CO.

FOR T. CADELL jun. AND W. DAVIES, LONDON ;

AND W. CREECH, EDINBURGH.

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CHIEFLY

SCOTT IS H.

THE

Ć O T T E R's

SATURDAY NIGHT.

INSCRIBED TO R. A****, ESQ.

Let not Ambition mock their useful toil,

Their homely joys and destiny obscure;
Nor Grandeur hear, with a disdainful smile,

The bort but simple annals of the Poor.

GRAY.

My lov’d, my honour'd, much respected

friend!

No mercenary bard his homage pays ;
Vol. II.

А.

With

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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 fequefter'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-

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

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