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Ψήγματα και αραιωματα.---A thing of shreds and patches.
ON THE APPOINTMENT OF ONE WHO HAD NO MUSICAL POWERS, TO A CHORISTER'S PLACE AT CAMBRIDGE, MERELY BECAUSE HE WAS A FREEHOLDER OF NORTHAMPTONSHIRE.
ON A STUDENT BEING PUT OUT OF COMMONS, FOR MISSING CHAPEL.
To fast and pray we are by Scripture taught:
O could I do but either as I ought!
In both, alas! I err; my frailty such-
ON A PETIT-MAITRE PHYSICIAN.
When P-nn-ngt-n for female ills indites,
ON THE MARRIAGE OF A VERY THIN COUPLE.
St Paul has declared, that when persons, though twain,
But had he been by, when, like Pharaoh's kine pairing,
And have said, "These two splinters shall now make one bone."
Had thy spouse, Dr Drumstick, been ta'en from thy side,
Though thou could'st not, like Adam, have gallantly said,
ON A VERY TINY ANGLE, ENCLOSED AND PLANTED WITH SHRUBS,
This little garden little Jowett made,
Exiguum hunc hortum fecit Jowettulus iste
THE GROUSOME CARYL;
Ane most Treuthful Ballant,
Compilit be MR HOUGGE.
THERE wals ane man came out of the weste,
And the feint ane browe had this caryl ava,
For all from his noz to his sholder blaide
And hee nouther hald bonnet, hoze, nor shone,
But ane short buffe jerking rounde his waiste,
And hee hald a belt of the gude bullis hyde,
Als hee came up by the Craigyeburn,
Als hee wolde take wingis and flec..
And aye hee keuste his burlye heede
And hee hemmit and snockerit so awsome loude,
And the lyttel wee burdis helde up their neckis,
And the wodeman grypit to his long bille,
And the deeris toke to their heelis and ranne,
And the verrye doggis of the sheepherd ladis
For they toke their tailes betweine their houghis,
And they eshotte out their crookyt tungis,
And the oussen cockyt their stupid heedis,
And aye quhan the caryl gave a yowte,
Or snockerit with belsche and braye, Then all the rockis playit clatter agayne, And nicherit for mylis awaye.
And the welderis started on the steipe,
And the lyttil wee kiddis rose from their layris, And blette moste erdlischlye.
But iffe this caryl wals fleshe and blude,
But sickan ane daye and sickan ane fraye,
For it wals saide ane horryde trayne
The caryl he came to the Greye-Meris Linne, Benethe the rorynge steipe,
And he howckyt ane holle lyke bendyd bowe, Ane trenche bothe longe and deipe.
And he pullit the braiken fro the slacke,
The rown-tree fro the Straung-Cleuche Linne, And the birke of the Raken Guille.
And seven Scottis ellis of that deipe holle,
And there he laye with his horrid crewe,
For no manne dorst come nie that houffe,
But the oussen sancted fro the houmis,
Young maidis were missyng fro their beddis,
But worde is gone easte, and worde is gone weste,
And came to the Lord of Annerdaille,
That Lorde he leuche at his vasselmenis tale,
I will wende to the Grey-Meris Linne the morne,
Lord Annerdaille rose at the skreigh of the daye,
And thre stainche blode-hundis at his heile,
And quhen hee comit to the Hunter-Heck,
But hee lousit the leishes of his blode-hundis
But they snokyd the dewe, and snokyd the dewe,
And the byrsis raise uponne their backis,
Then Jowler hee begoude to youffe,
With a shorte and ane aungrie tone, And German's ee begoude to glent,
With a blode-reide glaire thereonne.
But Harper turnit his flewe to the hevinis,
That wals the true and the wairnynge note,
And awaye wente the horsmen them behynde,
But the fordis were deippe, and the bankis were steippe,
Quhan they came up to the Greye-Meris Linne,