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For a' that, and a' that;

An' twice as muckle's a' that; My dearest bluid, to do them guid,

They're welcome till't for a' that.


So sung the bard-and Nansie's wa's
Shook with a thunder of applause,

Re-echo'd from each mouth;
They toom’d their pocks, an' pawn'd their duds,
They scarcely left to coor their fuds,

To quench their lowan drouth.
Then owre again the jovial thrang

The poet did request,
To lowse his pack an’ wale a sang,
A ballad o' the best :
He rising, rejoicing

Between his twa Deborabs,
Looks round him, an' found theme

Impatient for the chorus.


Tune-Jolly Mortals fill your Glisses. See ! the smoaking bowl before us,

Mark our jovial ragged ring! Round and round take up the chorus,

And in raptures let us sing.


A fig for those by law protected !

Liberty's a glorious feast !
Courts for cowards were erected,

Churches built to please the priest.
What is title ? what is treasure ?

What is reputation's care? If we lead a life of pleasure, 'Tis no matter how or where !

A fig, &c.

With the ready trick and table,

Round we wander all the day ;
And at night in barn or stable
Hug our doxies on the hay.

A fig, &c.
Does the train attended carriage

Through the country lighter rove ?
Does the sober bed of marriage
Witness brighter scenes of love?

A fig, &c.
Life is all a variorum,

We regard not how it goes ;
Let them cant about decorum,
Who have characters to lose.

A fig, &c.
Here's to budgets, bags, and wallets !

Here's to all the wand'ring train !
Here's our ragged brats and callets !

One and all cry out, Amen!
A fig for those by law protected ;

Liberty's a glorious feast !
Courts for cowards were erected,

Churches built to please the priest.


Burns, accompanied by a friend, having gone to loverary at a time when some company were on a visit to his Grace the Duke of Argyle, finding himself and his companion entirely neglected by the Juu-keeper, whose whole attention seemed to be occupied with the visitors of his Grace, expressed his disapprobation of the inci. viiits with which they were treated iu the following lines.

W HOE’ER he be that sojourds here,

I pity much his case,
Unless he come to wait upon

The Lord their God, his Grace.

There's naething here but Highland pride,

And Highland scab and hunger ;
If Providence has sent me here,

'Twas surely in an anger.



Elphinstone's Translation of Martial's Epigrams,
O THOU, whom Poetry abhors,

Whom Prose has turned out of doors,
* Heard'st thou that groan—proceed no further,

'Twas laurell’d Martial roaring murder.




TAE CELEBRATED ANTIQUARIAN. The following Epigram, written in a moment of festivity by Burns, was so much relished by Grose, that he made it serve as an excuse for prolonging the convivial occasion that gave it birth to a very late hour.

The Devil got notice that Grosz was a dying,
So whip at the summons, old Satan came fying:
But when he approach'd where poor Francis lay

And saw each bed-post with its burden a groaning, *
Astonish 'd! confounded ! cried Satan, By G-d !
I'll want 'im, ere I take such a d- ble load.

* Mr. Grose was exceedingly corpulent, and used to rally himself with the greatest good humour, on the singular rotundity of his figure,

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Auldfarran, or auld farratts

sagacious, cunning Aback, away, aloof

Ava, at all Abeigh, at a sby distance

Awfu', awful Aboon, above, up

Awo, the beard of barley Abread, abroad, in sight

Ayont, beyond Abreed, in breadth

BA’, ball Ae, one

Backets, ash boards Aff, off ; aff, loof, un premedi. Backlios, comin', coming back, tated

returning A gley, wrong

Badie, endured, did stay Alblins, perhaps

Baggie, the belly Ain, own

Baine, having large bones Airl-pepay, earnest

money Bairptime, a family of cbildren, Air, iron

a brood Aith, an oath

Bardie, diminutive of bard Aits, oats

Barefit, barefooted Aiver, an old horse

Barmie, of, or like barm Aizle, a hot cinder

Batch, a crew, a gang Alake, alas!

Batts, botts Amaug, among

Baudroos, a cat An', and, if

Bauid, bold Ance, once

Bawk, bank Ane, one, and

Baws'ot, having a white stripe Anent, over against

down the face Anither, another

Be, to let be, or give over Ase, ashes

Bear, barley Asklent, asquint, aslant

Beastie, dimin. of beast Asteer, abroad, stirring

Beet, to add fuel to fire
Aught, posses:ion; as, in a'

Belyve, by and by
my aught, in all my posses.

Bethapkit, grace after meat

Bicker, a kind of wooden dish, Aul lang syne, older time

a short race

Bie, or bield, shelter
Bied, wealty, plentiful
Biggin, building, a house
Bill, a bull
Billie, a young

fe low
Biog, a heap of grain, &c.
Birk, birch
Birkin sba, a small wood
Birkie, a clever fellow
Birring, the noise of partridges,

&c. Bii, crisis, nick of time Blastie, a shrivelled dwarf, a

term of contempt Blate, bashfui, shcepish Blaud, a flat piece of any thing,

to siap Blaw, to blow, to boast Bleerit, bleared, sore ey'd Bleert aud blin, bleared and

blind Bleezing, blazing Bleliuin, idle talking fellow Blether, to talk idly Bliuk, a little whule, a smiling

look Blinker, a term of contempt Blinking, smirking Bluntie, snivelling Blype, a shread, a large piece Bodle, a small gold coin Bogies, spirits, hobgoblius Bonnie, or bonoy, baudsome,

beautiful Bondock, a kind of bread made

of oatmeal Boord, a board Boortree, the shrub elder Boost, behoved, must nceds Bore, a hole in the wall Botch, an angry tumour Bouk, vomitting, gushing out Bousing, driuking Bow-kail, cabbage Bowi, bended, crooked Bracheus, fern Brae, a declivity

Braid, broad
Braigu't, reeled forward
Brajk, a kind of barrow
Brainge, to run rashly
Brak, broke, made insolvent
Brands, • curb for borses
Brasb, a sudden illness
Brale, coarse clothes
Bratiie, • short race, hurry
Braw, fine, bandsome
Brawift, or brawlie, very well,

finely, heartiiy
Braxie, a morbid sleep
Breastie, dimin of breast
Breastit, did spring up or for.

ward Brechaa, fern Breef, au invulnerable or irre.

sistible spell Brent, smooth Brie, juice, liquid Brig, a bridge Brunstane, brimstone Brisket, the breast, the boson Brither, a brother Brock, a badger Brogue, a lum, a trick Broo, broth, liquid, water Broose, broth, a race at coud.

try weddings Brugh, a burgh Biuiizie, a combustion Brunt, did buru, burut Brust, to burst, burst Buchan-bullers, the boiling of

the sea amoug the rocks Buckskin, an inhabitant of

Virginja Bught, a pen Bughtin-time, the time of col.

lecting the sheep Buirdiy, stout made Bum-clock, a humming beetle Bummin, humning as bees Bummler, a blunderer Buuk er, a window.seat Burdies, dimin. of birds

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