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GEORGE ROUTLEDGE AND SONS

BROADWAY, LUDGATE HILL
NEW YORK : 416 BROOME STREET

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If we applaud the Roman Emperor who found Rome brick and left it marble, what shall we say of the man who found the songs of his country indelicate and left them pure -who made wholesome the air which the spirit and the affections breathe? And Burns did this: and not only did he purify existing Scottish song; he added to it all that it has of best and rarest,

ALEXANDER SMITH.

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Tam Samson's Elegy

132

The Brigs of Ayr

134

Lines on Meeting with Lord Daer

139

Epistle to Major William Logan

140

Address to Edinburgh

141

On Willie Chalmers .

142

To Miss Logan, with Beattie's Poems, as

a New-Year's Gift, January 1, 1787 143

The American War, a Fragment

143

The Dean of Faculty, a New Ballad 144

Lines under the Portrait of Fergusson 145

Sketch of a Character

145

To Mrs. Scott of Wauchope

145

Prologue, Spoken by Mr. Woods on his

Bencht Night, Monday, April 16, 1787 147

Epistle to William Creech

148

On Scaring some Water-Fowl in Loch-

Turit

149

Lines Written with a Pencil over the

Chimney-Piece in the Parlour of the

Inn at Kenmore, Taymouth

149

The Hermit

150

The Humble Petition of Bruar Water,

to the Noble Duke of Athole

151

Written with a Pencil, standing by the

Fall of Fyers, near Loch-Ness

152

Poetical Address to Mr. William Tytler. 153

Elegy on the Death of Robert Dundas,

Esq., of Arniston.

153

To a Haggis

155

Verses on Reading in a Newspaper the

Death of John M‘Leod, Esq.

155

To Clarinda

To Clarinda, with a Present of a pair of

Drinking-Glasses.

156

To Clarinda

157

To Clarinda

157

Elegy on the Death of Sir James Hunter

Blair

157

Written in Friars-Carse Hermitage, on

Nith-side

159

To Captain Riddel, of Glenriddel

160

Epistle to Hugh Parker .

First Epistle to Robert Graham, Esq., of

Fintry

161

A Mother's Lament for the Death of her

163

Elegy on the Year 1788

164

Ode, Sacred to the Memory of Mrs.

Oswald of Auchincruive

164

Fragment, Inscribed to the Right Hon.

Charles James Fox

165

On seeing a Wounded Hare limp by me,

which a Fellow had just Shot at . 166

Address to the Toothache

167

The Kirk's Alarm, a Satire

168

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To Dr. Blacklock

169

Delia, an Ode .

170

To John M'Murdo, Esq.

171

To the Same

171

On the Destruction of the Woods near

Drumlanrig

171

On an Evening View of the Ruins of

Lincluden Abbey .

172

The Ruined Maid's Complaint

173

The Laddies by the Banks of Nith 173

The Five Carlins, an Election Ballad

Ballad on the Dumfries Eurghs Election,

1790

175

To the Owl

178

Verses to my Bed

179

Second Epistle to Robert Graham, Esq.,

of Fintry

179

Third Epistle to Robert Graham, Esq.,

of Fintry

181

OnCaptainGrose's Peregrinations through

Scotland

181

Lines Written in a Wrapper, enclosing

a Letter to Captain Grose

182

Prologue, Spoken at the Theatre, Dum-

fries, on New Year's Day Evening, 1790 183

Sketch-New-Year's Day, 1790

184

Scots Prologue, for Mr. Sutherland's

Benefit Night, Dumfries

185

Prologue, for Mr. Sutherland's Benefit

Night, Dumfries .

185

To a Gentleman who had sent the Poet

a Newspap-r, and offered to continue

it Free of Expense

186

Elegy on Peg Nicholson .

Address of Beelzebub to the President of

the Higliland Society.

187

Elegy on Captain Matthew Henderson . 188

To Miss Graham, of Fintry, with a Pre-

sent of Songs

190

The Whistle, a Ballad

190

Tam o' Shanter, a Tale

193

To John Taylor

196

Lament of Mary, Queen of Scots, on the

Approach of Spring

197

Elegy on Miss Burnet, of Monboddo

197

Address to the Shade of Thomson, on

Crowning his Bust with Bays at

Ednam, Roxburghshire

A Vision.

199

To John Maxwell, of Terraughty, on his
Birthday

200

Lament for James, Earl of Glencairn

Lines sent to Sir John Whitefoord, of

Whitefoord, Bart., with the foregoing

Poem

The Rights of Woman

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