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II.

CURST Common-senfe, that impo'h-ll,

Cam in wi' Maggie Lauder *; But 0******* aft made her yell,

An' R***** fair misca'd her:

This day M'******* taks the flail,

An' he's the boy will blaud her! He'll clap a shangan on her tail,

An' set the bairns to daud her

Wi' dirt this day.

III.

MAK hafte an' turn king David owre,

An' lilt wi' lioly clangor ;

O'

Alluding to a scoffing ballad which was made on the admission of the late Reverend and worthy Mr L-.-- to the Laig! Kirk.

Of double verse come gie us four,

An' kirl up the Bangor :
This day the Kirk kicks up a stoure,

Nae mair the knaves shall wrang her,
For Heresy is in her pow'r,
And gloriouly she'll whang her

W' pith this day.

IV.

COME, let a proper text be read,

An' touch it aff wi' vigour,
How graceless Ham * leugh at his Dad,

Which made Canaan a niger;
Or Phineas + drove the murdering blade,

Wi' wh-re abhorring rigour;

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* Genesis, ch. ix. ver, 22.
+ Numbers,ch. xxv. ver, &.

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Or Zipporah *, the scauldin jad,
Was like a bluidy tiger

I'th' inn that day.

V.

THERE, try this mettle on the creed,

And bind him down wi' caution,

That Stipend is a carnal weed

He takes but for the fashion ;

And gie him o'er the flock, to feed,

And punish each transgreslion ; Especial, rams that cross the breed,

Gie them fufficient threshin,

Spare them nac day.

VI.

Now auld K*********, cock thy tail,

An' toss thy horns fu' canty;

Nae

* Exodus, ch. iv. ver. 25

Nae mair thou'lt rowte out-owre the dale,

Because thy pastures' scanty ;
For lapfu's large o' gospel kail

Shall fill thy crib in plenty,
An' runts o’grace the pick an' wale,
No gi'en by way o' dainty

But ilka dag?

VII,

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NAE mair by Bable's streams we'll weep,

To think upon our Zion ;
And hing our fiddles up to sleep,

Like baby-clouts a-dryin :
Come, screw the pegs wi' tunefu' cheep,

And o'er the thairms be tryin:
Oh, rare ! to see our elbucks wheep,
And a' like lamb-tails flyin
Fu' fast this day!

VII.

LANG Patronage, wi' rod o' airn,

Has Ahor'd the Kirk's undoin,

As lately F-nw-ck, fair forfairn,

Has proven to its ruin:

Our Patron, honest man! Gl*******

He saw mischief was brewin;

And like a godly, ele& bairn,

He's wal'd us out a true ane,

And found this day.

IX.

Now R******* harangue nae mair,

But steek
your gab for

ever ; Or try the wicked town of A**,

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