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My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here;
My Heart's in the Highlands
My Wife's a Winsome Wee Thing.
Flew o'er me and my dearie;
Here's a Health to Them that's Awa'.
Or to victory!
Liberty's in every blow!
Let us do or die.8
In durance vile 4 here must I wake and weep,
Epistle from Esopus to Maria.
1 These lines from an old song, entitled “The Strong Walls of Derry,"
2 See Heywood, page 9.
4 Durance vile. -- W. Kenrick (1766): Falstaf's Wedding, act i. sc. 2.
Oh, my luve's like a red, red rose,
That's newly sprung in June;
A Red, Red Rose
Contented wi' Little.
1 See Heywood, page 10.
But to see her was to love her,
Ae Fond Kiss
Ibid. To see her is to love her,
And love but her forever,
Bonny Lesley. Ye banks and braes o' bonny Doon,
How can ye bloom sae fresh and fair ?
The Banks of Doon.
Sweet Sensibility, The rank is but the guinea's stamp,
The man 's the gowd for a' that.”
A marquis, duke, and a' that;
Jessy. Some hae meat and canna eat,
And some would eat that want it; But we hae meat, and we can eat,
Sae let the Lord be thankit. It was a' for our rightfu’ King
We left fair Scotland's strand. 1 To know her was to love her. – Rogers : Jacqueline, stanza 1. 2 I weigh the man, not his title; 't is not the king's stamp can make the metal better. – WYCHERLY: The Plaindealer, act i. sc. 1.
* This ballad first appeared in Johnson's · Museum,” 1796. Sir Walter Scott was never tired of hearing it sung.
For a' that and a' that.
Grace before Heat
A' for our Rightfu' King.4
Now a' is done that men can do,
A’ for our Rightfu King.
He turn'd him right and round about
Upon the Irish shore,
With, " Adieu for evermore, my dear,
WILLIAM PITT. 1759-1806.
Necessity is the argument of tyrants ; it is the creed of slaves.
Speech on the India Bill, Norember, 1783.
Prostrate the beauteous ruin lies; and all
The Poetry of the Anti-Jacobin. No. xxxvi.
Loud roared the dreadful thunder,
The Bay of Biscay.
? Under the impression that this stanza is ancient, Scott has made very free use of it, first in "Rokeby” (1813), and then in the “Monastery (1816). In “Rokeby" he thus introduces the verse : –
He turn'd his charger as he spake,
Upon the river shore,
gave his bridle reins a shake,
? See Milton, page 232.
GEORGE COLMAN, THE YOUNGER.
On their own merits modest men are dumb.
Epilogue to the Heir at Lab.
Lodgings for Single Gentlemen.
But when ill indeed,
The Newcastle Apothecary.
The Poor Gentleman. Act i. Sc.2.
O Miss Bailey!
Love laughs at Locksmiths. Act ü. Song.
Blue Beard. Act ii. Sc. 5. I had a soul above buttons.
Sylvester Daggerwood, or New Hay at the Old Market. Sc. 1. Mynheer Vandunck, though he never was drunk, Sipped brandy and water gayly.
JAMES HURDIS. 1763-1801.
Rise with the lark, and with the lark to bed.
The Village Curate. 1 To rise with the lark, and go to bed with the lamb. — BRETON : Court and Country (1618 ; reprint, p. 183).