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Behold and listen, while the fair
Breaks in sweet sounds the willing air;
And with her own breath fans the fire
Which her bright eyes do first inspire:
What reason can that love controul
Which more than one way courts the foul?

E. WALLER.

The Ninth EDITION,
Being the Compleatest and most Correct

of any yet published
By ALLAN RAMSA Y.

VOL. I.

LONDON: 270 g

Printed for and Sold by A. Millar at Buchanan's
Head over against St. Clement's Church in the

Strand. MDCCXXXIII.

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DEDICATION.

To ilka lovely British lass,

Frae ladies Charlotte, Anne and Jean, Down to ilk bony singing Bess,

Wha dances barefoot on the green.

YOUR

DEAR LASSES,
OUR most humble slave,

Wha ne'er to serve you shall decline, Kneeling wad your acceptance crave,

When he presents this sma’ propine.

Then take it kindly to your care,

Revive it with your tunefu' notes: Its beauties will look sweet and fair,

Arising saftly through your throats.
The wanton wee thing will rejoice,

When tented by a sparkling eye,
The spinnet tinkling with her voice,
It lying on her lovely knee.
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While

While kettles dringe on ingles dour,

Or clashes stay the lazy lass;
Thir sangs may ward you frae the sowr,

And gayly vacant minutes pass.

E’en while the tea's fill’d reeking round,

Rather than plot a tender tongue, Treat a' the circling lugs wi' sound,

Syne safely fip when ye have sung.

May happiness had up your hearts,

And warm you lang with loving fires : May pow'rs propitious play their parts,

In matching you to your desires.

Edinb. January

1. 1724.

A. RAMSAY.

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