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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Georgian Verse.  1909.
 
The Lovely Lass o’ Inverness
By Robert Burns (1759–1796)
 
THE LOVELY lass o’ Inverness
  Nae joy nor pleasure can she see;
For, e’en to morn she cries ‘alas!’
  And aye the saut tear blin’s her e’e.
 
‘Drumossie moor, Drumossie day—        5
  A waefu’ day it was to me!
For there I lost my father dear,
  My father dear, and brethren three.
 
‘Their winding-sheet the bluidy clay,
  Their graves are growin’ green to see:        10
And by them lies the dearest lad
  That ever blest a woman’s e’e!
 
‘Now wae to thee, thou cruel lord,
  A bluidy man I trow thou be;
For mony a heart thou hast made sair,        15
  That ne’er did wrang to thine or thee!’
 
 
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