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She's broken her vow, she's broken my heart,
And I may e'en gae hang.
Sae let the bonnie lassie gang.
Whae'er ye be that woman love,
To this be never blind,
A woman has't by kind.
I mean an angel mind.
I HAVE KNOWN WHAT IT WAS TO BE HAPPY
I have known what it was to be happy and gay,
And have cherish'd both virtue and friendship sincere, I have dream'd upon hope till my fancy gave way,
Till the dream and the dreamer were lost in despair.
I have tasted of joys unassisted by art,
And lavish'd my all with a prodigal waste; One passion alone held the sway o'er my heart,
But the joy that it gave was too poignant to last.
I ne'er lov'd but one, and she seem'd to unite
All we dream of above, or adore upon earth; I gaz’d on her charms with distracting delight,
And a bosom o'ercharg'd with a sense of her worth ! Let none love like me, if they value their peace,
For torture lies hid 'neath the fondness of bliss, Nor barter for ever the comforts of ease,
For the charms of a smile, or the joys of a kiss.
MARY, THE MAID OF MONTROSE,
AIR-O tell me the way for to woo.
O sweet is the calm dewy evening
When dying away on the ear :
The fopling sae fine and sae airy,
To shine at the walk and the ball.
O what is the wale o' the warld,
Gin no wi' the lassie we love.
O Mary, 'tis no for thy beauty,
Though handsome as woman can be:
MY HARRY WAS A GALLANT GAY
My Harry was a gallant gay,
Fu’ stately strade he on the plain ;
I'll never see him back again.
O for him back again,
O for him back again;
For Highland Harry back again.
When a' the lave gae to their bed,
I wander dowie up the glen,
O for him, ofc.
O! were some villains hanged high,
And ilka body had their ain,
O for him, fc.
* This song is the composition of Burns. It is said that he obtained the chorus from the recitation of an old woman who resided in Dumblane.
PROSPECTS OF AMERICA
(By Dr. Dwight, a Native Poet.)
Columbia! Columbia ! to glory arise,
To conquest and slaughter, let Europe aspire,
* National honour, independence, and prosperity, form a pleasing theme both for the attention and celebration of the bard. They are not only exceedingly fertile, and thus present most ample scope for the exercise of his invention ; they are also recommended by every consideration which can warm the heart or elevate the affections. Among the various productions which have been dedicated to this purpose, the present, though short, is nevertheless con.