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AGAIN rejoicing Nature sees

Her robe assume its vernal hues, Her leafy locks wave in the breeze

All freshly steep'd in morning dews.

GHORUS:

CHO R Us*.

And maun I still on Menie | doat,

And bear the scorn that's in her e'e! For it's jet, jet black, an' it's like a hawk,

An' it winna let a body be!

II.

In vain to me the cowslips blaw,

In vain to me the vi'lets spring ;
In vain to me, in glen or shaw,
The mavis and the lintwhite fing.

And maun I still, &c.

ILI.

* This Chorus is part of a song composed by a gentleman in Edinburgh, a particular friend of the Author's.

t Menie is the common abbreviation of Mariamne.

III.

The merry Ploughboy cheers his team,

Wi' joy the tentie Seedsman stalks,
But life to me’s a weary dream,
A dream of ane that never wauks.

And maun I ftill, &c.

IV.

The wanton coot the water fkims,

Amang the reeds the ducklings cry,
The stately swan majestic swims,
And every thing is bleft but I.

And maun Istill, &c.

VOL. II.

K

V.

V.

The sheep-herd steeks his faulding slap,

And owre the moorlands whistles shill,
Wi' wild, unequal, wand'ring step
I meet him on the dewy hill.

And maun I still, &c.

VI.

And when the lark, 'tween light and dark,

Blythe waukens by the daisy's fide,
And mounts and fings on flittering wings,
A woe-worn ghaist I hameward glide.

And maun Istill, &c.

VII.

Come Winter, with thine

angry howi, And raging bend the naked tree; Thy gloom will soothe my chearless foul,

When Nature all is fad like me!

And maun I still on Menie doat,

And bear the foorn that's in ber e'e! For it's jet, jet black, an' it's like a hawk;

An' it winna let a bady be.

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