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Francis T. Palgrave, ed. (1824–1897). The Golden Treasury.  1875.
 
R. Burns
 
CXXXII. A Farewell
 
GO fetch to me a pint o' wine, 
  An' fill it in a silver tassie; 
That I may drink before I go 
  A service to my bonnie lassie. 
The boat rocks at the pier o' Leith,         5
  Fu' loud the wind blaws frae the Ferry, 
The ship rides by the Berwick-law, 
  And I maun leave my bonnie Mary. 
  
The trumpets sound, the banners fly, 
  The glittering spears are rankèd ready;  10
The shouts o' war are heard afar, 
  The battle closes thick and bloody; 
But it's not the roar o' sea or shore 
  Wad mak me langer wish to tarry; 
Nor shouts o' war that's heard afar—  15
  It's leaving thee, my bonnie Mary. 
 
 
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