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That Fate may, in her fairest page,
With ev'ry kindliest, best presage
Of future bliss, enrol thy name :
With native worth and spotless fame,
And wakeful caution, still aware
Of ill-but chief, Man's felon snare ;
All blameless joys on earth we find,
And all the treasures of the mind--
These be thy guardian and reward;
So prays thy faithful friend, the Bard.
DUMFRIES, June 26, 1796

LINES ON THE AUTHOR'S DEATH

He who of Rankine sang, lies stiff and dead,
And a green grassy hillock hides his head &
Alas! alas! a devilish change indeed.

A sad change

A', all, 3, 5, etc.

Glossary

Aback, behind, 48; away, 111.
Abeigh, aloof, 103.

Aboon, above, 5, 41, etc.
Abread, abroad, out, 104, 142.
Ae, one, 1, 6, etc.
Aff, off, 5, 16, etc.
Aff-hand, off-hand, at once,

122.

Aff-loof, id., 37.

Aft, aften, oft, often.
Agley, askew, awry, 72.
Aiblins, perhaps, 97, 104, etc.
Aidle, foul water, 272.
Aik, oak, 73, etc
Ain, own, 40, etc.
Air, early, 234.

Airle penny, earnest-money,
406, 425; airles, 550.

Airn, iron, 99, 121, 159, etc.
Airt, to direct, 226.

Airt, direction, 301, 361, 520.
Aith, oath, 30, 44, 117.
Aits, oats, 98.

Aiver, cart-horse, 158.

Aizle, live ember, 66.

Ajee, ajar, 354.

Amaist, almost, 20, 33, etc.
Ance, once.
Ane, one.

Ase, ashes, 65.

Asklent, askew, 8; askance,

334.

Asteer, astir, 68.

Athort, athwart, 465.
Aught, eight.
Aughtlins, in any way, 154.
Auld, old.

Auld-farran(t), shrewd, saga-
cious, 61, 115.

Auld Reekie, Edinburgh, 201.
Aumous, alms, 75.

Ava', of all, 96; at all, 26, 47.
Awald, supine, 443.

Awkart, awkward, 36.
Awnie, bearded, 98.
Ayont, beyond, 94.

BA', ball, 17, 267.

Backlins, backwards, back, 44.
Bade (pa. t. of bide), endured
176.

Bade, asked, desired, 233.
(See Bid.)

Baggie, belly, 102.

Bailie, magistrate, 38, 178.
Bairn, child, 120, 122, etc.
Bairn-time, brood, offspring,
105, 158.

Bake, biscuit, 53.
Ban, to swear, 62.

Ban', band (part of ministerial
dress), 58.

Bane, bone; banie, big-boned,

99.

Bang, blow, 176.

Bannock, a thin cake of oat-
meal or the like, 226.

Barefit, barefooted, 284.
Barmie, yeasty, 124.

Batch, company, party, 50.
Batts, botts, colic, 30.
Bauckie-bird, bat, 74.
Baudrons, a cat, 122, 261.
Bauk, beam, 66; bauk-en', 66.
Bauld, bold, 142, 171.
Bawk, a field path, 345.
Baws'nt, white striped, 106.
Bawtie, a dog's name, 220.
Be; to let be, to leave un-
molested, 93.

Bear, barley, 97, 198, 247.
Beas', beasts, vermin, 154
Beck, a curtsey, 526.
Beet, add fuel to, fan (a
flame), 19, 90, 163.
Befa', befall, 316.

Beld, bald, 359, 376, 498.

Belyve, by and by, 87, 197.
Ben, into the parlour, 16, 89.
Ben, a parlour, 427.
Benmost, innermost, 76, 155
Be thankit, grace after meat,

197.

Beuk, book, 78; devil's beuks,
playing cards, 112.
Bicker, a wooden cup, 99.
Bicker, a short run, 26.
Bicker, to run rapidly, 70, 71.
Bickered, hurried, 319.
Bickerin, commotion, 289.
Bid, to ask for, to wish, 153,
189. (See Bade.)
Bide, endure, 308.

Biel', bield, shelter, dwelling,
143, 165.

Bien, comfortable, 16.
Bienly, comfortably, 9.
Big, to build, 72, 108, 187.
Biggin, a building, 130, 230.
Bike, swarm, 464.
Bill, bull, 95.

Billie, fellow, brother, com-
rade, 27, 41, 55, 106, 166,

[blocks in formation]

Birr, force, vigour, 283.
Birring, whirring, 186.
Birses, bristles, 154.

Bit, important moment, 95.
Bizz, bustle, flurry, 96.
Bizz, to buzz, 261.
Bizzard-gled, a kite, 296.
Black-bonnet, an elder, 50 (cf.
58).

Blae, blue, 15, 225.
Blastit, blasted, confounded,'

3, 107, 141.
Blastie, wretch, 139, 142.

Blate, bashful, backward, 63,

89, 166, 189.

Blather, bladder, 3, 101.

Blaud, a large piece, 36.
Blaud, to beat, pelt,

blaudin, 57.

120;

[blocks in formation]

Blink, a glance, 344, 428, etc. ;
a moment, 342, 389, etc.
Blinker, one who looks or
glances, 101, 190.
Blin't, blinded, 335.

Blitter, mire-snipe, 353.
Blue-gown, beggar's livery, 6.
Bluntie, a stupid person, 406.
Blype, a large piece, 69.
Bock, to vomit, 191.

Boddle, a small coin (2 pen-
nies Scots), 176, 245.
Bode, look for, 305.
Bogle, hobgoblin, 244.
Bole, recess, 418.
Bonie, finely, 317.
Bonie, pretty, beautiful.
Bonilie, prettily, 87, etc.
Bonnock=bannock, 117.
'Boon, above, 399.
Boord, board, 95.
Boord-en', table-end, 335.
Boor-tree, elder-tree, 94.
Boost, must needs, 139, 157.
Boot, extra payment, 83, 379;
o' boot, in addition, 537.
Bore, hole, chink, 76, 245.
Botch, pustule, 96.
Bouk, body, 385.

Bow-hough'd, with crooked
thighs, 420.

Bow-kail, cabbage, 64, 65.
Bow't, bent, crooked, 64.
Brachens, ferns, 70.

Brae, bank, slope, 40, 42, 70,

[blocks in formation]

Brankie, gay, fine, 387.
Branks, wooden horse - curb,
bridle, 26, 57, 183, 557.
Brash, sudden illness, 100.
Brattle, a spurt, scamper, 71,
104; onset, 191.

Brats, small bits, rags, 118,
234.

Braw, fine, handsome, 9, 63,

etc.

Brawlie, very well, 39 176,

247.

Brawly, finely, 324, 406, 419.
Braxies, sheep that have died
of disease, 43.
Brechan, horse-collar, 557.
Breckan, fern, 508.
Bree, juice, 311.
Breeks, breeches, 101, 226.
Brent, smooth, bright, 376.
Brent-new, brand-new, 245.
Brie, juice: barley-brie, 100.
Brief. writ, 124, 171.
Brig, bridge, 176.
Brisket, breast, 104.
Brock, badger, 13, 108.
Brogue, trick, 96.

Broo, water, 179; snaw-broo,
melted snow, 177.

Broose, a wedding race from
the church to the bride's
home, 103.

Brose, meal mixed with boil-
ing water, 234.
Browst, a brewing, 357.
Browster-wives, ale wives, 56.
Brugh, burgh, 38, 113, etc.
Brulyie, quarrel, broil, 45,
285,
Brunstane, brimstone, 25, 54
Brunt, burned, 65.
Brust, burst, 113.
Buckie, fellow, 587, 507.
Buckle, curl, 379.
Buff, to bang, pound, 15,
Bughtin-time, folding-time,

431.

Buirdly, stalwart, stout, 102,
108.

Bum, buttocks, 76.
Bum, to hum, 42, 94.
Bum-clock, humming beetle,
113.

Bummle, drone, useless fellow,
164.
Burdies, lasses, 246.
Bure, bore, carried, 41.
Burn, burnie, a small stream,
41, 69, 238.

Burnewin, the blacksmith, 99.
Busk, to dress, dress up, trim,
176, 201, 202, 268.
Buskit, dressed, 419; buskit-
up, 552.

Buss, bush, 480.

But, in the outer room (kit-
chen); but an' ben, 53; but
the house, 225.
But, without, 480, etc.
Butt, a kitchen, 427.
By, beside, 67.

Bye attour, moreover, 498.
Byke, hive, 247;
crowd, 83.

swarm,

CA', to call, 45; to drive,
carry on, 32; ca'd, driven,
242; ca' thro', to work hard,
339.

Caddie, cadie, fellow, varlet,

44, 117.

Cadger, a hawker, 33, 75.
Caff, chaff, 167.

Caird, tinker, 81, 128.
Cairn, a pile of stones, hill, 69,
177, 237, 244.
Calf-ward, calf-pasture, 30.
Callan, callant, boy, stripling,
42, 282.

Caller, fresh, cool, 48.
Callet, trull, 76, 86.
Cankrie, crabbed, 188.
Cannie, careful, cautious, 6,
64, 69; quiet, 87; tractable,
103.
Cannie, gently, 117; quietly,
30; expertly, 56.
Cannilie, quietly, 53.
Cantie, lively, merry, 25, 57,
69, 109, etc.; merrily, 121.
Cantraip, cantrip, spell, magic,
95, 190, 245, etc.
Cants, merry tales, 5.
Cape-stane, cope-stone, 3.
Care na by, care not, 300, 317,
380.

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