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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Scotland: Vols. VI–VIII.  1876–79.
 
Logan Water (Glencorse Burn)
Habbie’s How
Allan Ramsay (1686–1758)
 
(From The Gentle Shepherd)

GAE farer up the burn to Habbie’s How,
Where a’ the sweets of spring and summer grow;
Between twa birks, out o’er a little linn,
The water fa’s, and maks a singand din:
A pool breast-deep, beneath as clear as glass,        5
Kisses with easy whirles the bordering grass.
We ’ll end our washing while the morning ’s cool;
And when the day grows het, we ’ll to the pool,
There wash oursells; ’t is healthfu’ now in May,
And sweetly cauler on sae warm a day.        10
 
 
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