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GAED a wafu gaet yestreen,
A gaet I fear I'll deariy rue,
I gat my death frae twa sweet e'en,

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.'

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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

Aback, away, aloof Aiblins, perhaps
Abeigh, at a shy distance Ain, own
Aboon, above, up

Airn, iron
Abread, abroad, in sight Aith, an oath
Abreed, in breadth

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

Anaift, almost
Aften, often

Amang, among

oats, &c.

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
A', ball

Biggin, building a house
Bad, did bid

Bill, a bull
Bade, endured, did stay

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

Bleacin, bleating

Bleezin, blazing Baudrons, i cat

Bledin, bleting

BABad, did bid


Batts, butts

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
the Kings birth day, a blue Breasie, dimin. of breast

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

Brewin, brewing
Bocked, gush, vomited, juice, liquid
Bodle, a small old coin, in va Frig, a bridge
be one fixth of a peony

Briškit, the breast, the bosom
Bonie, handsome, beauti'ul Brither, a brother
Bonilie, handsomely, beauii Brogue, a hum, a trick

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

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