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Francis T. Palgrave, ed. (1824–1897). The Golden Treasury.  1875.
 
Sir W. Scott
 
CCXXX. The Pride of Youth
 
PROUD Maisie is in the wood, 
  Walking so early; 
Sweet Robin sits on the bush, 
  Singing so rarely. 
  
"Tell me, thou bonny bird,         5
  When shall I marry me?"— 
"When six braw gentlemen 
  Kirkward shall carry ye." 
  
"Who makes the bridal bed, 
  Birdie, say truly?"—  10
"The gray-headed sexton 
  That delves the grave duly. 
  
"The glowworm o'er grave and stone 
  Shall light thee steady; 
The owl from the steeple sing,  15
  Welcome, proud lady." 
 
 
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