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And dares the public like a noontide sun.
What scandal called Maria's jaunty stagger
The ricket reeling of a crooked swagger?

Whose spleen (e'en worse than Burns's venom, when
He dips in gall unmix'd his eager pen,

And pours his vengeance in the burning line,) —
Who christen'd thus Maria's lyre-divine

The idiot strum of Vanity bemus'd,

And even the abuse of Poesy abus'd?—

Who called her verse a Parish Workhouse, made For motley foundling Fancies, stolen or strayed?

A Workhouse! ah, that sound awakes my woes,
And pillows on the thorn my rack'd repose!
In durance vile here must I wake and weep,
And all my frowsy couch in sorrow steep;
That straw where many a rogue has lain of yore,
And vermin'd gipsies litter'd heretofore.

Why, Lonsdale, thus thy wrath on vagrants pour?
Must earth no rascal save thyself endure?
Must thou alone in guilt immortal swell,

And make a vast monopoly of hell?

Thou know'st the Virtues cannot hate thee worse; The Vices also, must they club their curse?

Or must no tiny sin to others fall,

Because thy guilt's supreme enough for all?

Maria, send me too thy griefs and cares;
In all of thee sure thy Esopus shares.
As thou at all mankind the flag unfurls,

Who on my fair one Satire's vengeance hurls-
Who calls thee, pert, affected, vain coquette,

A wit in folly, and a fool in wit!

Who says that fool alone is not thy due,
And quotes thy treacheries to prove it true!

Our force united on thy foes we'll turn,
And dare the war with all of woman born:
For who can write and speak as thou and I?

My periods that deciphering defy,

And thy still matchless tongue that conquers all reply!


Capt. Wm. Roddick, of Corbiston.

LIGHT lay the earth on Billy's breast,

His chicken heart so tender;

But build a castle on his head,

His scull will prop it under.


WHEN Lascelles thought fit from this world to depart, Some friends warmly thought of embalming his heart; A bystander whispers" Pray don't make so much o't, The subject is poison, no reptile will touch it."


"STOP thief!" dame Nature call'd to Death,

As Willy drew his latest breath;

How shall I make a fool again?

My choicest model thou hast ta'en.


HERE lies John Bushby-honest man,

Cheat him, Devil-if you can!


Of Glenriddell and Friars' Carse.

No more, ye warblers of the wood! no more;
Nor pour your descant grating on my soul;

Thou young-eyed Spring! gay in thy verdant stole, More welcome were to me grim Winter's wildest roar.

How can ye charm, ye flowers, with all your dyes?
Ye blow upon the sod that wraps my friend!

How can I to the tuneful strain attend?

That strain flows round the untimely tomb where Riddell lies.

Yes, pour, ye warblers! pour the notes of woe,
And soothe the Virtues weeping o'er his bier:
The man of worth-and hath not left his peer!
Is in his "
narrow house," for ever darkly low.

Thee, Spring! again with joy shall others greet;
Me, memory of my loss will only meet.


THE lovely lass o' Inverness,

Nae joy nor pleasure can she see;
For, e'en to morn she cries "alas!"
And aye the saut tear blin's her e'e.

"Drumossie moor, Drumossie day—
A waefu' day it was to me!
For there I lost my father dear,

My father dear, and brethren three.

"Their winding-sheet the bluidy clay,
Their graves are growin green to see;
And by them lies the dearest lad
That ever blest a woman's e'e!

"Now wae to thee, thou cruel lord, A bluidy man I trow thou be;

For mony a heart thou has made sair, That ne'er did wrang to thine or thee!"


'Twas on a Monday morning,
Right early in the year,
That Charlie came to our town,
The young Chevalier.

Chorus-An' Charlie, he's my darling,

My darling, my darling,
Charlie, he's my darling,

The young Chevalier.

As he was walking up the street,
The city for to view,

O there he spied a bonie lass
The window looking through,
An' Charlie, &c.

Sae light's he jumped up the stair,
And tirl'd at the pin;
And wha sae ready as hersel'
To let the laddie in.

An' Charlie, &c.

He set his Jenny on his knee,
All in his Highland dress;
For brawly weel he ken'd the way
To please a bonie lass.

An' Charlie, &c.

It's up yon heathery mountain,
An' down yon scroggie glen,

We daur na gang a milking,
For Charlie and his men,
An' Charlie, &c.


Chorus-Bannocks o' bear meal,
Bannocks o' barley,

Here's to the Highlandman's
Bannocks o' barley!

WHA, in a brulyie, will

First cry a parley?
Never the lads wi' the
Bannocks o' barley,

Bannocks o' bear meal, &c.

Wha, in his wae days,

Were loyal to Charlie?

Wha but the lads wi' the
Bannocks o' barley!

Bannocks o' bear meal, &c.


HEE balou, my sweet wee Donald,
Picture o' the great Clanronald;
Brawlie kens our wanton Chief
Wha gat my young Highland thief.

Leeze me on thy bonie craigie,
An' thou live, thou'll steal a naigie,
Travel the country thro' and thro',
And bring hame a Carlisle cow.

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