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ers, particularly the Learned and the Polite, who may honor him with a perufal, that they will make every allowance for Education and Circumstances of Life: but, if after a fair, candid, and impartial criticism, he shall stand convicted of Dulness and Nonsense, let him be done by, as he would in that cafe do by others--let him be condemned, without mercy, to contempt and oblivion.
The Author's earnest cry and prayer, to the
right honorable and honorable, the Scotch
representatives in the House of Commons, 29
The death and dying words of Poor Maillie, 62
The auld Farmer's new-year-morning Salu-
tation, to his auld Mare, Maggy, on giving
her the accustomed ripp of Corn to han-
The Cotter's Saturday night, inscribed to
To a Mouse, on turning her up in her Neft,
with the Plough, November, 1785,
Epistle to Davie, a brother Poet,
The Lament, occafioned by the unfortunate
A Prayer in the profpect of Death,
Toa Mountain-Daify,on turning one down,
with the Plough, in April, 1786,
On a Scotch Bard gone to the West Indies, 181
To a Louse, on seeing one on a Lady's bon-
Epiftle to J. L*****k, an old Scotch Bard, 195
to J. R******, enclosing some Poems, 218
Song, It was upon a Lammas night, 222
WAS in that place o' Scotland's ifle,
Upon a bonie day in June,
When wearing thro' the afternoon,
Twa Dogs, that were na thrang at hame,
Forgather'd ance upon a time.
The first I'll name, they ca'd him Cæfar, Was keepet for His Honor's pleasure ; His hair, his fize, his mouth, his lugs, Shew'd he was nane o' Scotland's dogs, But whalpet some place far abroad, Where failors gang to fish for Cod.
His locked, letter'd, braw brass-collar Shew'd him the gentleman an' fcholar; But tho' he was o' high degree, The fient a pride na pride had he, But wad hae spent an hour careffan, Ev'n wi' a Tinkler-gipfey's messan: At Kirk or Market, Mill or Smiddie, Nae tawted tyke, tho' e'er fae duddie, But he wad ftan't, as glad to fee him, An' ftroan't on ftanes an' hillocks wi' him.
The tither was a ploughman's collie,