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their Revival to the Conclusion of the haps would not exchange it for a histo-
In troth her jibes I canna bear,
“ 'T' assist a set o' straddling cuifs, She gars me tak'the huff,
“ To dirt the callans' dowps an' loofs, When saucily she cries, Gudeman: “ Whanie'er in pet they wil.na ettle “ You're o er the luys in snuif.”
* To pit their bits o'gubs in settle ;
“ An' like Hugh Paisley's fiddle squeak, But, Tam, we e'en maun bide wi't a',
“ A solo saft o' gruntin' Greek; 'Though jibed up we be,
“ Or trace auld Euclid's crookit lines, The sneeshing mull we still maun ca', Tho' wives should tak'the gee :
“ His tangents, rectangles, an' sines;
« An tell, as gabblin' on they gae, I lo'e my Maggie passing weel,
“ How maiter A is sib to B, ;
An' ablins, i' the self-same breath,
“ How X is uncle to them baith;
“ () man--cou'd folly's sel' ha'e thought it, It sweetens care at ilka hand,
“ That ought wad e'er about ha'e brought It cures us o' our pains,
To think I'd gang sae grey a gate.
Nanse Kingan-owre thy honour'd beir
I drappit monie a gratefu' tear,
Nor ruffian han' disturb thy banes,
Nor nettle grow aboon thy grave :
It was the tats o'thy auld taws
Dang i' my haurns the muckle AA's,
An' thrice wi' monie woys, an' jees,
Frae mang the wa's o’auld Gomorrah, Ere I the kittle page cou'd kon
The dreadfu' tenth o' Nehemiah,
Mell-headed Rab, wee limpin' Charlie,
Neist took in han' my loofs to scult,
An'rax me down frae Dux to Dult :
Weel may I say't, wi'thir chree cuifs,
To wham I trudg’t wi' Lot's wife's hoofs : Weel wrappit i'my guid grey plaid, I learnt whan i' their fangs they held me, To fleg the reek o' Lunnon frae nie,
Just to forget what Nannie teil'd me. An con' a lilt to Ettrick Jamie :
Frae Johny Kennedy *, guid bless him, Sae whan I'd pang'd my wallet fou
Hale be his heart's the warst I wiss him;
Blest wi' the gift o' lear impartin',
I gat the nack o'paper scaurtin?!
Tauld me that three ansax mak' nine :
But frae their clutches I was poukit,
An' wi' the clan o' Cain boukit,
'Mang unco fowk to chow my kuid, “ Whare bucks and bullies, bawds and
Ere fourteen simmers warm'd my bluid. lechery,
Guid sooth, thou sly auld-farrant wight, “ Whare falsehood, folly, tricks an' trea. I trou thou's
the second sight; chery,
Wha tellid ye l a Scribe was dubbit,
To mense a desk, an' sit fou snug,
Wi' meal an' creish upo' your sculls,
* Two eminent teachers in Dumfries.
sire cannalie slip to your cage,
O Scotland, Scotland, sair ye wrang'd me,
What gar'd ye rowe afore my een
Wi' flowrets wild an' heather bells?
What gar'd ye ply each pawky artery And lay a tax on cheese an? bread.
my heart, May markets fa' till ingans sell
Sjne rax me down an aiken staff, As cheap as stinking makerel,
An' like a stepbairn turn me aff;
Whilk maks the citadel surrender.
To keep my saul an' body eiket,
An' whyies, whan twa three capfou's pap O'pirney yearn, syne glegly throu’
in, The een o darnin' needles keek,
My cheipen hause an' giesand crappin, An' wattle holes wi' stocking-steek ; I screed aff“ Sandy owre the lea,'' Or whan auld sable hose gat thin
Or“ Donald haud awa frae me,” Wi' a burnt cork to black my shin :
Or Robin's bonnie " Highland Mary,”. But as our clashin graunies say,
Or“ Cowden-knows,” fou blythe an' cheaThe best o' dogs ha'e but their day.
ry; O Hornie, lad, that spunk o pride
Whilk brings to mind our honour'd MiThou lighted up within my hide,
Now Jamie lad, sin' you and I
Are just twa pigs o' the same stye, Toiling and sweating for their brose, By nature's han' wi' ae stick tar'd, Their breeks, their shoon, their sarks an' “ On life's rough ocean luckless star'de" hose ;
Whane'er we meet, we manna care An' at their ease - shamefou' to tell,
Whilk o' us tak's the muckle chair ; Stout buirdly cuissers, like mysell,
Nor let that dæmon Envy pit Ahint a desk strut i' their boots,
Atween us twa her cloven fit.
But brither like, gae hand in hand,
Singing our lov’d, our native land;
Amang the woods, the hills, an' hallows, Sae, wi' a sort o' jeering whew
Whare Bruce an' Boyd, an' Grame and My quill indignant down I threw,
Wallace, bn' scamper'd aff to seek a darque
Sae bravely wan, wi' their fell swords, O' decent creditable wark;
Each blessin' which our land affords.
My candle dowp's fa'n 'i' the sockit,
An' just affords a glimm'ring blink
To shaw my scribbling tool the ink; Wha on his beuks poor Tam did rate, An' for a wee, my canty chiel, And in due time shaw'd him the gate O' you to tak a Scots fareweel, o wield an axe an' thraw a wumble, Till Highland Donald's fam'd for fleein', An'mak' millstanes about to 'rumble; Till lawer boddies leave aff liein', At whilk, guid help me, far an' near Till I the warlish gumshon learn l'ye toil'd aboon a dizzen year.
O' getting clockin' placks wi' bairn;
Believe me, Jamie, Pse remain
Far bonnier than the new-blawn rose, Staunch as the aik on Scotland's plain, Whan wat wi' morning dew. 'True as the flameing orb o'day
Blue were her een, her temper mild,
As that o'lam' or dove;
He lang esteem'd her, but at length
Esteem grew into love.
The wishes o’his heart he tauld,
He woo'd her for his bride;
Not lang the lad deny'd. By death, o' baith her parents dear,
He led her blushing to the Kirk, An'a poor orphan left.
An' there he pledg'd his vow, rth' warl' wide there was nae frien' That to his faithfu' cottage lass Her tender years to ee ;
He wad thro' life prove true. W.W. Sac forc d by strong necessity Away to beg gaed she.
THE SEA-GULL. For mony ae lang month an' day,
By the Same. She dander'd up an' down,
RUDE winter flew off to the North, Beggin', an' tellin' her sad tale
Whose blasts had deformed the year; To a' the country roun'.
And gentle spring smiling came forth, But chance, or else the will o' heiv'n, Again drooping nature to cheer. Upon a winter's day,
The birds to their songs them betook, Just at the close, amang the snaw,
That sat all the winter and mourn'd; Gart her to tine her way.
And the Sea-Gull the ocean forsook, Not knowin' how or whare to gang,
And unto her lov'd haunt return'd. Nor yet what course to take,
Hope fill'd her fond breast as she hy'd She sat her down, an' loudly grat,
Again from the wave-beaten shore; An' sair she main did make.
But it vanish'd away when she spy'd Young Sandy heard her piteous sabs
The much-lov'd waters no more. As frae his sheep he came;
She, while her breast heav'd with sighs, An' ran an' took her by the han'
Sat down 'neath a neighb'ring tree's shade, An' led her to his hame.
Then cast all around her sad eyes, An' seated her upo' his hearth,
And thus, so the muse thought, she said : An' up the fire did blaw,
“ Ah! where shall I now bend my flight! To warm her feet, baith wat an' cauld, " Ah! whether shall now I repair! Wi' wadin' thro' the saaw.
The waters no more meet my sight Bein' warmed, now she tauld her tale,
“ That were to my bosom so dear. An' a' her waes express'd,
“ No longer, alas ! in the spring Compassion saften'd Sandy's heart
“ My flight from the sea must I bend: Towards his little guest,
“ No longer with joy on the wing 66 Ye'se thro’ the country beg nae mair,"
“ Hie hither the summer to spend; Thus unto her he said,
6 Or search in these fields for
my fare, < But ye sall now here dwall wi' me, « Or joyfully sit all the day, An' be my cottage maid.”
long with my fellows to rear Nae mair he said, but silent sat,
“ My brood 'mongst those rushes in May. O'erjoy'd she gae consent,
s'Ye fields and ye vallies, farewell, He knew the treasure not whilk heiv'n
“ Fate now has exil'd me from you, That night unto him sent.
“ My haunt that I loved so well,
so I bid you for ever adieu." Full five years dwalt she i' his cot, An’ilka day saw he
The poor hapless bird said no more, Proofs.o' the guidness o' her heart,
But on the wing mounted again, Truth and fidelity.
And sorrowing flew to the shore
Unto the hoarse waves to complain She waxed taper, straight, and tall,' Ferny Hill, 2
W. W. An' grew unto the view;
Proceedings of Parliament.
HOUSE OF LORDS.
tion to his belonging to the great body
of the Privy Council ; but it was the BILL was passed last session of close connection, the association, beA
Parliament for indemnifying Mr Trotter, in giving his evidence on the
tween a Judge and the Ministers of the
Crown that he disliked. It was this atimpeachment of Lord Melville, against tempt to blend and amalgamate two suits either by civil or criminal process; characters perfectly distinct in thembut a question was reserved in the House of Lords for the consideration of selves; those of a Judge and a Minis
Since this appointment of the the Judges, “whether, according to law, Chief Justice of the King's Bench to a a person was bound to answer a question, when such answer might subject much attention to the subject, and in
seat in the Cabinet, he had devoted him to a civil suit for the recovery of a
the course of his researches he was able debt?” The bill has been again intro. duced this session, and on the ist of Common Law Judge having ever before
to find but one solitary instance of a March, the Judges attended according been a Cabinet Minister. to summons, and delivered their opi
It might be objected, that the person nions, when eight gave their opinions in the affirmative, and four in the negative. that the propriety of his having a seat
who held the Seals was a Judge, and Lord Stanhope expressed his regret at the difference of opinion among the
in the Cabinet was never questioned.
But the case was different; tbe Chancel. Judges. The difficulty could be got lor stood upon quite other ground. He over by a bill he intended to bring for. ward, the purport of which was to allow Crown, and although the property of the
was a great political servant of the the examinations to be fully taken, and the questions to be fully answered, but subject often came under his decision, the evidence not to be divulged. The yet it never extended to his life or liberLord Chancellor, Lord Eldon, and Lord ty. From the Revolution down to the Ellenborough, concurred in thinking of a Common Law Judge (Lord Mans
present day, there was but one instance that a declaratory act on the question, field) having a seat in the Cabinet, and as it stood decided by the Judges, was taking a babitual part in advising his the only proper measure at present. Majesty. He would no farther refer to Lord Stanhope however persisting, his that solitary precedent, than to say, that bill was brought in, read a first time, and much mystery hung over it, and that ordered to be read a second time.
that Noble Lord took the earliest opportunity he could of escaping from the
odium attached to his appointment. He CASE OF LORD ELLENBOROUGH.
lamented that so sacred a principle of 'The Earl of Bristol rose, to submit a the Constitution did not meet with due motion to their Lordships, which would, reverence on the present occasion. If if adopted, have a great effect in render- that crying evil had not some salutary ing the Government as popular as it de- check put to it, the statutes of William served to be, from the talents and con. III. which went to provide for the insideration which composed it. With tegrity and independence of the Judges, respect to the question itself, the more would be a dead letter. In the whole it was considered, the more it would be system of state policy, there was no found not only unwarranted by prece- principle in which there was so general dents, but directly in opposition to the a concurrence, as that which prohibited best principles of the Constitution. He the office of Judgeand servant of the had a high respect for the integrity, the Crown being identified in the same pertalents, and the information of the Noble son. Venerating the constitution as he and Learned Lord. He had no objec- did, thinking it the most admirable sysMarch 1806,