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Old England, whose trade
Is not gasconade,
But soldiers in shoes,
Will pay France all dues;
Ev'ry Briton, &c.
F the man but goes right who follows his nose,
For one way he looks, while another he rows,
He gives you a joke,
At every stroke,
Were his cares to his boat but confin'd!
But when with his bride,
Each stroke's against tide, 'Tis tugging 'gainst water and wind. But why should I grieve when I look on my badge:
When I won it, than Dick, who so merry?
Ah! bless her black eyes,
That stroke won the prize: She was the first fare in my wherry,
THEN Sandy told his tale of love,
I knew na what to do;
But I did much him loo.
I wad hae him, or nane :
made us ane.
While the merry bells do ring.
To hear that I was wed;
She ne'er would gi'e me bread;
But when his worth she knew, She cry'd, “I will embrace the youth, « For now I ken he's true.'
Everjocund a' the day, &c. Wi' Sandy, in a pleasant cot,
Sae happy now I live;
For a' that man could give!
Ever jocund a' the day, &c.
If while my passion I impart,
You deem my words untrue,
Feel how it throbs for you!
In pity to your Lover;
It wishes to discover.
The lambkins were sporting around, When I wander'd to breathe the fresh air,
And by chance a rich treasure I found; A lass sat beneath a green shade,
For whose smiles the whole world I'd forego ! As blooming as May was the maid,
And she lives in the valley below. Her song struck my ear with surprise,
Her voice like the nightingale sweet; But Love took his seat in her eyes,
Where beauty and innocence ineet. From that moment my heart was her own;
For her ev'ry wish I'd forego; She's beauteous as roses just blown,
And she lives in the valley below. My cottage with woodbine o’ergrown,
The sweet turtle dove cooing round, My flocks and my herds are my own, My pastures with hawthorn abound;
Where the chesnut-tree spreads its cool While nightingales charm the retreat,
Thus I question my amiable maid: Have you thought on the theme I addrest
In the church-way, when no one was by ? She answers, with bosom opprest,
“I am thine," and it comes with a sigh. If the cause of that sigh could be known,
I would give-but have patience awhile; I have nothing to give that's my own,
Save the profit that spriugs from my toil. I surely have found out the cause,
When she answers me--Prudence is by; Tho' my manners may meet her applause,
My poverty weakens the sigh. Go, Fortune still tend on the great,
On the wretch too important to love;
But leave me in anguish
From her presence for ever I'll fly,
CEASE! cease! those sighs I cannot bear! 0! I must chide that coward tear,
Or kiss it as 'tis falling: Eliza, bid thy soldier go,
Why thus my heart-strings sever? Ah! be not then my honour's foe,
Or I am lost for ever. Trust benevolence above,
With mind resign’d and steady; He'll never wound, believe me, love,
The heart that's broke already. Serene yon dreadful field I see,
Whatever fate betide me; Thy shelter, Innocence shall be,
And I've no wish beside thee.
, The streamers waving to the wind, When black-ey'd Susan came on board,
0! where shall I my true love find ?
Rock'd with the billows to and fro,
He sigh’d, and cast his eyes below; The cord flies swiftly through his glowing hands, And quick as lightning on the deck he stands,