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CHIEFLY IN THE
IN TWO VOLUMES.
A NEW EDITION, CONSIDERABLY ENLARGED.
E DIN BURGH:
PRINTED FOR T. CADELL jun. AND W. DAVIES, LONDON;
AND WILLIAM CREECH, EDINBURGH,
Let not Ambition mock their useful toil,
Their bomély joys and destiny obscure ; Nor Grandeur hear, with a disdainful smile,
The short but simple annals of the Poor. Gray.
With honeft pride, I scorn each selfish end, My dearest meed, a friend's esteem and
praise : To you I fing, in fimple Scottis lays,
The lowly train in life's fequefter'd scene; The native feelings strong, the guileless ways;
What A**** in a Cottage would have been; Ah! tho' his worth unknown, far happier there,
November chill blaws loud wi' angry sugh ;
The short'ning winter-day is near a close ; The miry beasts retreating frae the pleugh ; The black’ning trains o' craws to their re
pofe : The toil worn Cotter frae his labour goes, This night his weekly moil is at an end,