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THE GENTLE SHEPHERD. S3
To change his kent cut frae the branchy plain.
For a nice Iword and glancing headed cane ;
To leave his ram-horn fjKions, and kitted whey.
For gentler tea, that fmells like new-won hay :
To leave the green fwaird dance, when we gae milk.
To ruftle amang the beauties clad in filk.
But Meg, poor Meg ! maun wi' the fhepherds ftay.
And tak what God will lend in hodden-gray.
Peggy- Dear aunt, what needs ye faih us wi' your
Ic's no my taut that I'm nae gentler born. (iconi j
Git' I the daughter of forae laird had been,
I ne'er had notic'd Patie on the green ;
Now fince he riles, why fhould I repine ?
' It he's made for another, he'll ne'er be mine :
And then, the like has been, if the decree
Dcfigns him mine, I yet his wite may be.
Madge, A bonny ftory, troth !— But wi' delay;
Prio up your aprons baith, and come away.
(Exetml,
SCENE III.
S'V fi'illiam fills the Iwa-arm'd chair.
While Symon, Roger, Gland, and Maufe
Attend, and ou/' loud laughter hear
Daft Baiildy bluntly plead his caufe i
Fur noTU ifs tell'd him that the taivz
IVus handled by revengefu' Madge,
Becaufe he brak good bieed'ng's laivs.
And w/' his nonjenfe raised their rage.
Sir Will.
AND was that all?— Wiel, Archbald,you wasferv'd
No otherwife than what ye well defei-v'd.
Was it fo fmall a matter to defame,
And thus ;tbufe an boneft woman's name ?

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