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A Verse composed and repeated by Burns, to the

Master of the House, on taking leave at a Place in the Highlands, where he had been hospitably entertained.

When death's dark stream I ferry o'er,

A time that surely shall come ;
In heaven itself, I'll ask no more,

Than just a Highland welcome.

FAREWELL

FAREWELL TO AYRSHIRE.

Scenes of woe and scenes of pleasure,

Scenes that former thoughts renew, Scenes of woe and scenes of pleasure,

Now a sad and last adieu !

Bonny Doon, sae sweet and gloamin,

Fare thee weel before I gang! Bonny Doon, whare early roaming,

First I weav'd the rustic sang !

Bowers adieu, whare Love, decoying,

First enthrall'd this heart o' mine, There the saftest sweets enjoying

Sweets that mem'ry ne'er shall tine!

FRIENDS, so near my bosom ever,

Ye hae render'd moments dear; But, alas ! when forc'd to sever,

Then the stroke, O how severe !

FRIENDS!

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Friends! that parting tear reserve it,

Tho' 'tis doubly dear to me! Could I think I did deserve it,

How much happier would I be !

Scenes of woe and scenes of pleasure,

Scenes that former thoughts renew, Scenes of woe and scenes of pleasure,

Now a sad and last adieu!

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GLOSSARY.

A.

ABEIGH, at a shy distance. Airl-penny, earnest money. Asklent, asquint, aslant. Athort, athwart. · Auld lang syne, oldep time, days

of other years.

Birk, birch.
Birkie, a clever fellow,
Birken-shaw, Birchen-wood-shano,

a small wood.
Bleert and blin, bleered and blind.
Bleerit, bleared, sore with rheum.
Bluntie, snivelling.
Bogles, spirits, hobgoblins.
Bouk, vomiting, gushing out.
Breckan, fern.
Brent, smooth.
Bughtin-time, the time of collect-

ing the sheep in the pens to be

milked. Rught, a pen. Burn, or hernie, a water, a ri

vulet.
Buskie, bushy.
Busks, dresses.
Buss, shelter.
Byre, a cow-house, a shippen.

B.

BAUDRANS, a cat.
Bawk, bank.
Beld, bald.
Ben, into the spence, or parlour.
But and ben, the country kitchen

and parlour.
Bield, shelter.
Bien, wealthy, plentiful.

CALLAN,

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