To Miss Margaret Chalmers, (now
Mrs. Hay of Edinburgh) Sept. 26,
1787. Fireside of Wisdom and Pru-
dence-Admiration of the fair sex
about a farm at Dumfries-compli-
ment to Charlotte-" The banks of
Edinburgh, Nov. 21, 1787. Hints
to her and Charlotte about letter-
Edinburgh, Dec. 12, 1787. A bruis-
ed limb--and blue devils. Taken up
with the bible
Edinburgh, Dec. 19, 1787. On the
stilts, not poetic but oaken.-His mot-
motto, I DARE. His enemy moimeme ibid.
Edinburgh, March 15, 1787. Bar-
gain for the Ellisland farm completed
-Settling to business-Dr. John-
Mauchline, 7th April, 1788. Thanks
for their introduction to Miss Kennedy 33
Edinburgh, Sunday. Entered into
the Excise-satisfied with himself. ibid.
XIX. To Miss Mn, Saturday noon,
St. James's Square, Newtown, Edin-
burgh. Compliments a Greenland ex-
XX. To Mr. Robert Ainslie, Edinburgh.
Edinburgh, Sunday morning, Nov. 23,
1787. Declines a supper-engagement :
XXI. To Miss Chalmers. Edinburgh, Dec.
1787. Reproaches her timidity re-
specting his poetic compliments-
Remarks on Mr.