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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.
MAK hafte an' turn king David owre,
An' lilt wi' lioly clangor ;
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 :
Nae mair the knaves shall wrang her,
W' pith this day.
COME, let a proper text be read,
An' touch it aff wi' vigour,
Which made Canaan a niger;
Wi' wh-re abhorring rigour;
* Genesis, ch. ix. ver, 22.
Or Zipporah *, the scauldin jad,
I'th' inn that day.
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.
Now auld K*********, cock thy tail,
An' toss thy horns fu' canty;
* Exodus, ch. iv. ver. 25
Nae mair thou'lt rowte out-owre the dale,
Because thy pastures' scanty ;
Shall fill thy crib in plenty,
But ilka dag?
To think upon our Zion ;
Like baby-clouts a-dryin :
And o'er the thairms be tryin:
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.
Now R******* harangue nae mair,
ever ; Or try the wicked town of A**,