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Entered in Stationers Hall,

CHIEFLY IN THE

SCOTTISH DIALECT.

BY

ROBERT BURNS.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

A NEW EDITION, CONSIDERABLY ENLARGED.

VOL. II.

E DIN BURGH:

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

AND WILLIAM CREECH, EDINBURGH,

MDCCXCVIII,

280.

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Let not Ambition mock their useful toil,

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

The short but simple annals of the Poor. GRAY.

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

praise : To you I fing, in fimple Scottis 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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