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As on the briar the budding rose
The milder sun and bluer sky,
The little swallow's wanton wing,
The bee that through the sunny hour
The woodbine in the dewy weet,
Is nocht sae fragrant or sae sweet
As is a kiss o' Willy.
Let Fortune's wheel at random rin,
What's a' the joys that gowd can gi'e!.
And that's my ain dear Willy.
Now rosy May comes in wi' flowers,
To deck her gay green spreading bowers;
Meet me on the warlock knowe,2
The crystal waters round us fa',
When purple morning starts the hare,
When day, expiring in the west,
I flee to his arms I lo'e best,
And that's my ain dear Davie.
Meet me in the warlock knowe,
"Daintie Davie " is the title of an old Scotch song, from which Burns has taken nothing but the title and the measure.-CURrie. 2 The wizard's hill.
FULL WELL THOU KNOW'ST.
FULL WELL THOU KNOW'ST.1
FAIREST maid on Devon banks,
And smile as thou were wont to do?
FULL well thou know'st I love thee dear,
Then come, thou fairest of the fair,
No love but thine my heart shall know.
Supposed to be the last song written by Burns. "I tried my
hand on Rothiemurche' this morning. The measure is so difficult,
that it is impossible to infuse much genius into the lines.”—R.B.
Stanzas in the Prospect of Death
Address to Edinburgh -
Ae Fond Kiss
O Were I on Parnassus Hill
Third Epistle to Robert Graham, Esq., of Fintry
A Bard's Epitaph
Wordsworth at the Grave of Burns
King Robert Bruce's address to his troops at Bannockburn
Winter, a Dirge
A Prayer under the pressure of Violent Anguish.
The Death and Dying Words of poor Mailie
Poor Mailie's Elegy
The First Psalm
The first Six Verses of the Ninetieth Psalm
The Belles of Mauchlin
Epistle to Davie, a Brother Poet
To a Mouse on turning up her Nest with the Plough -
Second Epistle to Davie
Death and Doctor Hornbook
Epistle to W. Simpson
Epistle to John Lapraik
Verses to an Old Sweetheart after her Marriage
Epistle to a Young Friend, Andrew Hunter Aiken
The Brigs of Ayr
Written in Friar's Carse Hermitage
Sketch-New Year's Day-
The Humble Petition of Bruar Water
On Scaring some Waterfowl at Lochturit
On the Death of Sir James Hunter Blair
To the Ruins of Lincluden Abbey
Mrs. Fergusson's Lament for the Death of her Son
The Fete Champetre
Elegy on Captain Matthew Henderson
To Dr. Blacklock
Lament of Mary Queen of Scots
Elegy on Miss Burnet
Lament for James, Earl of Glencairn
To a Haggis
Verses on the Destruction of Drumlanrig Woods
First Epistle to R. Graham, Esq., of Fintry
I Dreamed I lay where Flowers were springing
My Heart's in the Highlands -
To the Owl
M'Pherson's Farewell -
Auld Rob Morris -
Duncan Gray -