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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Georgian Verse.  1909.
 
Proud Maisie
By Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)
 
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 glow-worm o’er the grave and stone
  Shall light thee steady.
The owl from the steeple sing,        15
  ‘Welcome, proud lady.’’
 
 
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