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vours: 1 was bred to the Plough, and am in. dependent. I come to claim the common Scottish name with you, my illustrious Countrymen; and to tell the world that I glory in the title.I come to congratulate my courtry, ibat the blood of her ancient beroes still runs uncontaminated ; and that, from your courage, knowledge, and public Spirit, she may expect protection, wealth, and liberty. -- In the lat pluce, I come to proffer my warmest wishes to the Great Fountain of honour, the Monarch of the Universe, for your welfare and happinefs.
When you go forth to waken the Echoes, in the ancient and favourite amusement of your Forefathers, may Pleasure ever be of your party; and may Social joy await your return! When harassed in courts or camps with the juftlings of bad men and bad measures, may the honest conciousness of injured worth attend
your return to your native Seats; and may Domestic Happiness, with a smiling welcome, meet you at your gates! May corruption prink at your kindling indignant glance; and may tyranny in the Ruler and licentiousness in the People equally find you an inexorable foe!
I bave the honour to be,
With the fincerest gratitude and highest
MY LORDS AND GENTLEMEN,
Your most devoted bumble servant.
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HE Twa Dogs. A Tale Scotch Drink
16 The Author's Earnest Cry and Prayer to the Scotch Representatives in the House of Commons
24 The Holy Fair Death and Dr Hornbook The Brigs of Ayr The Ordipation
86 The Calf Address to the Deil
99 The Death and Dying words of Poor Maillie
108 Poor Maillie's Elegy
113 To J: S****
116 A Dream
127 The Vifion
138 Address to the Unco Guid, or the Rigidly Righteous 157 Tam Samson's Elegy
171 The Auld Farmer's New-Year Morning's Salutation to his Auld Mare, Maggie
195 To a Mouse A Winter Night
206 Epistle to Davie, a Brother Poet The Lament Despondency. An Ode
230 Winter. Ą Dirge
Page The Cotter's Saturday Night Man was made to mourn. An Elegy
18 A Prayer in the prospect of Death
25 Stanzas on the same occasion
28 Verses left at a Friend's House
33 The First Psalm
34 A Prayer The First Six Verses of the Ninetieth Psalm To a Mountain Daify To Ruin To Miss L with Beattie's poems for a New
year's Gift Epistle to a Young Friend On a Scotch Bard gone to the West Indies
37 To a Haggis A Dedication to G***** H*******, Esq.
65 To a Louse, on seeing one on a Lady's Bonnet at Church
74 Address to Edinburgh Epiftle to J. L*****, an old Scotch Bard
83 To the same
92 Epistle to W. S*****, Ochiltree
99 Epistle to J. R******, inclosing some Poems John Barleycorn. A Ballad
117 A fragment, “When Guilford good our pilot stood,' 123 Song, • It was upon a Lammas night,' Song, Now Westlin winds and slaughtering guns.' 132 Song, · Behind yon hills where Stinchar flows,' 136 Green grow the Rashes. A fragment
140 Song, Again rejoicing Nature fees,
143 Song, “The gloomy night is gathering fast,' 148
Page Song, From thee, Eliza, I must go,'
'151 The Farewell. To the Brethren of St. James's Lodge, Tarbolton
153 Song, • No churchman am I for to rail and to write,' 156 Written in Friar's Carse Hermitage
160 Ode to the memory of Mrs
164 Elegy on Capt.
MH Lament of Mary Queen of Scots
177 To R*** G*** of F***, Esq.
181 Lament for James Earl of Glencairn
188 Lines sent to Sir John Whiteford with the foregoing 194 Tam O'Shanter. A Tale
195 On seeing a wounded hare a fellow had shot
209 Address to the Shade of Thomson
21 Epitaph on a celebrated Ruling Elder
213 on a noisy Polemic
ibid. on Wee Johnie For the Author's Father
ibid. for R. A. Esq.
215 for G. H. Esq.
ibid. A Bard's Epitaph
216 On Capt. Groses Peregrinations
219 On Miss C**** On the Death of J
Mól Humble Petition of Bruar Water
229 On scaring some water-fowl
235 Written at the Inn at Taymouth
238 at the Fall of Fyers
241 On the Birth of a Pofthumous Child
243 The Whistle
245 The Glossary