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emp - ty ti - ties we must part ; And for glit - t'ring show she's left me, O !
No cruel fair shall ever move
My injured heart again to love ;
Through distant climates I must rove,
Since Jeanie she has left me, !
Ye powers above, I to your cure
Commit my lovely, charming fair ;
Your choicest blessings be her share,
Though she's for ever left me, !
" Fok lack of Gold." The author of this song was Adam Austin, M.D., an Edinburgh physician. Notwith-
standing his threat in the second stanza of his song, he thought better, and married, on 17th September 1751, Miss
Anne Sempill, sister of the Eight Honourable Lord Sempill. This lady survived her husband nearly twenty years ;
Dr. Austin dying 28th November 1774, and his wife 27th November 1793. The lady alluded to in the song was Miss
Jean Drummond of Megginch, who jilted the Doctor for James Duke of Atholl, whom she married 7th June 1749.
She survived the Duke, and also her second husband, Lord Adam Gordon, and died 22d February 1795. Mr. Sharpe
says, " There is a portrait of this fickle Duchess at Abercairney ; anything but beautiful." See Museum Illustrations,
vol. ii. pp. 153, and 214, 215. As to the air, see Note upon " The brier bush," p. 75 of this work.

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