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tuned my wild, artless notes, as she inspired.--She whispered me to come to this ancient Metropolis of Caledonia, and lay my songs under your honoured protection ; I now obey her dictates.

Though much indebted to your goodness, I do not approach you, my Lords and Gentlemen, in the usual style of dedication, to thank you for past favours : that path is so hakneyed by prostituted learning, that honest rusticity is ashamed of it. Nor do I present this Address with the venal soul of a servile Author, looking for a continuation of those favours: I was bred to the plough and am independent. I come to claim the common Scottish name with you, my

illus. trious countrymen ; and to tell the world that I glory in the title. I come to congratulate my Country, that the blood of her ancient Heroes still runs uncontaminated; and that from your courage, knowledge, and public spirit, she may expect protection, wealth, and liberty. In the last place, I come to proffer my warmest wishes to the Great Fountain of Honour, the Monarch of the Universe, for your welfare and happiness.

When you go forth to waken the Echoes, in the ancient and favourite amusement of your Forefathers, may Pleasure ever be of your party; and may social Joy await your

return! When harassed in courts or

camps with the justlings of bad men and bad measures, may the honest consciousness of injured Worth attend your return to your native seats ! and may Domestic Happiness, with a smiling welcome, meet you at your gates! May corruption shrink at your kindling indignant glance ; and may Tyranny in the Ruler, and Licentiousness, in the people, equally find you an inexorable foe!

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To J. S

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A Dream.no

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The Vision.com

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Address to the Unco Guid, or the Rigidly Righteous............

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Tam Samson's Elegy..

Halloween

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The Auld Farmer's New-Year Morning Salutation to

his Auld Mare Maggica......

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To a Mouse..........

A Winter Night......

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Epistie to Davie, a Brother Poetreceroneroversco severon.com

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The Lamentare...

Despondency. An Ode...omaronero

Winter. A Dirgewaard

The Cotter's Saturday Night............

Man was made to Mourn. A Dirge.............

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A Prayer in the Prospect of Death

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Stanzas on the same Occasion............

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Verses left at a Friend's House.ro

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The First Psalm ................. wanaw

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A Prayer...orosan...

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The First Six Verses of the Ninetieth Psalm......

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To a Mountain Daisyr...com

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To Ruin...common.........................................157

To Miss I-, with Beattie's Poems, for a New-Year's

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Epistle to a Young Friendcommcmor

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On a Scottish Bard gone to the West Indies.com.co

To a Haggis....wasa

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A Dedication to Gavin Hamilton, Esq........................169

To a Louse, on seeing one on a Lady's Bonnet at Church.171

Address to Edinburgh....soooooo

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Epistle to J. Lapraik, an old Scottish Barda

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To the Samenw.com

Epistle to W.S-
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Epistle to J. R. enclosing some Poems... carro....192

John Barleycorn. A Ballad..

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A Fragment, “ When Guildford good our Pilot stood.co...198

Song, " It was upon a Lammas Night.

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Song, “ Now westlin winds, and slaughtring gunswww.nw... 203

Song, “ Behind yon hills where Lugar flows.

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Green grow the Rashes. A Fragmentom...

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Song, Again rejoicing Nature secs" ...wonaro

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Song, The gloomy right is gathering fast.

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Song, “ From thee, Eliza, I must go.

The Farewell to the Brethren of St James's Lodge, Tar-
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Song, • No churchman am I for to rail and to writemmorow 214

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