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The BLUE-EY'D LASSIE.
GAED a wafu gaet yestreen,
Twa lovely e'en o'bonie blue !
Twas not her golden ringlets bright,
Her lips like roses wat wi' dew, Nor heaving bosom, lilly white,
It was her e'en sae bonie blue!
She spak', she smild, my heart he wyld,
She charm’d my Soul I wistna’ how! But ay the stoun, the deadly wound,
Came frae her e'en fae bonie blue.
But “spare to speak and Now to speed,"
She'll aiblins listen to my vow :, Should she refuse I'll lay my dead,
To her twa e'en sae bonie blue !
The late FRANCIS GROSE, F. R. S. was of a very
corpulent person. This gave birth to the following Epigram, by the Author, while over a bottle with the celebrated Antiquarian :
HE Devil once heard that old Grose was a-dying, And whip! on the wings of the wind 'he came flying ; But when he beheld honeft FRANCIS a-moaning, And mark'd each bed-post with its burthen a-groaning; Confounded he roar'd, I shall leave him, by G • Ere carry to H_ Il such a damnable load.'
THE ch and gh have always the guttural sound.
The found of the English diphthong oo, is commonly spelled ou. The French u, a found which often occurs in the Scotch Language, is marked 00, or ui. The a in genuine Scotch words, except when forming a diphthong, or followed by an e mute after a single consonant, sounds generally like the broad English a in wall. The Scot h diphthongs, ae, always, and ea very often, sound like the French é masculine, The Scotch diphthong ey, founds like the Latin ei.
Agley, of the right line, ', all
Aits, oats Ae, one
Aiver, an old horse Aff, off, Af-loof, unpreme Aizle, a hot cinder ditated
Alake, alas A fore, before
Alane, alone Aft, oft
An' and, if
Bauld, bold, Bauldy, boldly Ance, one
Bauk, a cross beam Ane, one, an
Baukin, the end of a beam Anither, another
Baws'nt, having a white ftripe Artłu', artful
down the face Ale, ashes
Be, to let be, to give over, to Alteer, abroad, stirring
cease Aught, eight, poffeffion, as Beastie, dimin. of beast
in a my augbt, in all my Beet, to add fuel to file pofleflion
Befa', to befall Auld, old
Behint, or behin', behind Auld-farrao, or auld-farrant,
Belyve, by and by sagacious, cunniog, prudent Belly-fu', bellyful Ava, at all
Ben, into the Spence or parlnur Awa, away
Benlomond, a noted mountain Awfu', awful
in Dunbartonshire Awkart, awkward
Bethankit, the grace after meat Awn, the beard of Barley, Be't, be it
Beuk, a book Amnie, bearded
Bicker, a kind of wooden dish, Ayont, beyond.
a short race
Biel, or bield, shelter
Bien, wealthy, plentiful
Big, to build, Biggit, builded
Biggin, building a house
Bill, a bull
Billie, a brother, a young fel. Baggie, the Belly
low Baith, both
Bing, a heap of grain, pota. Bairn, a child
toes, &c. Bairntime, a brood, a family Birkie, a clever fellow of children
Birring, the noise of patridges Bainie, having large bones stout
&c. when they spring Baklins-comin, coming back, Bit, crisis, nick of iime returning
Bizz, to bustle, a buzz Bane, bone
Blastie, a shriveled dwarf, a Bang, an effort
term of contempt Bardie, diminutive of bard Blattit, blasted Barefit, barefooted
Blate, balhful, sheepish Barkin, barking
Blather, the bladder Barkit, barked
Blaud, a flat piece of any Barmie, of or like barm
thing; to flap Bathfu', bashful
Blaw, to blow, to boast Balch, a crew, a gang
Bleezin, blazing Baudrons, i cat
BABad, did bid
Blether', to talk filly nonsense Brattle, a short race, húrry, Bleth'rin, talking idly
fury Bliok, a little while, a smiling Braw, fine, handsome
look, to look kindly, to shine Brawly, very well, finely, by fits
heartily Blinker, a term of contempt Brawnie, sout, biawny Blinkin, smirking
Braxie, a morkin sheep, &c. Blue gown, one of those beg Breakin, breaking
gars who get annually on Breathin, breathing
cloke oi gown, with a badge. Breaftit, did spring up or forBluid, blood, Bluidy, bloody
ward Blusht, did blush
Brees, an invulnerable, or irreBlype, a shred, a large pjece
hilable spell Bock, to vomit, to gufh inter Breeks, beeches mittently
Briškit, the breast, the bosom
Broo, broth, liquid, water Bonnock, a kind of thick cake Broose, a race at country wedof bread
dings who shall first reach Boorit, a board
the bridegroom's house on Boost, behoved, must needs returning from Church Boortiie, the rub'elder, plan- Brugh, a bo ough
ted much of old in bedges Bruilzie, a broil, a combustion of barn-yards, &c.
Brunt, did burn Borch, an a' gry tumour Brunftane, brimstone Bother, to pocher
Brust, to buift Bow-kail, cabbage
Buckskin, an inhabitant of Bow't, bended, crooked
Virginia Brachens, fern
Buirdly, stout-made, broadBrae, declivity, a precipice, built the slope of a hill
Buire, did bear Braid, broad
Bum-clock, a huiming-beetle Braik, a kind of harrow
that Aies in the Summer Braindge, to run rafhly forward evening Braindg't, reel'd forward Bummie, to bunder Brak, broke, made insolvent Bumming, humming as bees Bianks, a kind of wooden curb Bumier, a blunderer for horses
Buin, water, a rivulet Brah, a sudden illness
Burnewin, i.e. burn the wind, Brals, coarse clothes, rags a blacksmith