Skip to main content

‹‹‹ prev (26) Page 14Page 14Flowers of Edinburgh

(28) next ››› Page 16Page 16My dear Jockey

(27) Page 15 - Jamie Gay
4«KW\_ty 'Swain, untaught to feign, the buxom Nymph fur_ vey'd,
full V g^f, as lad could be, be^fpoke the pretty maid.
■P 0~
Dear laflie tell, why by thy fell
Thou haft* i\ wandYeft here.
My ewes, fhe cry'd, are ftrayingwide;
Can'ft teli me. Laddie, where?
To town I hy, he made reply.
Some meikle (port to fee;
3ut thourt fo fweet, fo trim and neat,
Til feefc the-ewes with thee.
She gave her hand, nor made a ftand,
But like! the youth's intent;
0\i hill and dale, o'er plain and vaU.
Right merrily they -went.
The birds fang fweet, the pair to greet,
And flowVs bloom'd all around:
And as they walk*d,of love they talkcl,
And joys which lovers crownd.
And now the fun had rofe to noon,
In zenith of his power,
When *o a fh.-ide their fteps they made,
To nafs fhe mid-day. hour.
The bomn lad rowel in his plaid
the" lafs, who fcora'd to frown;
St'- foon forgot the ewes fhe fought.
And he to gang to town.

Images and transcriptions on this page, including medium image downloads, may be used under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence unless otherwise stated. Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence