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A YOUNG LASS's SOLILOQUY

1 An' so it seems it is reported,
2 That I hae ne'er been woo'd nor courted,
3 But de'il speed lies;
4 The bonny lads came flocking round me,
5 Enough in conscience to confound me,
6 Like hives of bees.
7 But I was cald as winter snaw,
8 An' nae return would ever shaw
9 For a' their favours;
10 An' now ye see ye hae been wrang,
11 Nae mair o' me ye'll make a sang,
12 But had ye'r clavers.
13 Yet out o' spite I'll tell the rest,
14 An' which o' them I liked best,
15 Wha was sae clever,
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16 To melt this icy breast o' mine,
17 To take my heart without design,
18 An' keep it ever.
19 It was a lad wi' yellow hair,
20 Wi' rosy cheeks, an' forehead fair,
21 An' light blue een;
22 The like o' him on hill or dale,
23 In borough's town, or country vale,
24 Was never seen.
25 O vow but he was proud an' saucy,
26 An' better loo'd anither lassy,
27 Wha had some siller;
28 But I hae five an five good nails,
29 An', ere my strength or courage fails,
30 I'll wi' them till her.

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    Carmichael, Miss (Rebekah) (fl. 1790-1806). Poems. Edinburgh: Peter Hill, 1790, pp. 52-53. 92p. (ESTC T104666) (Page images digitized from a copy at University of California Libraries — third-party rights apply.)

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