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Sir Walter Scott: “Proud Maisie”

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Sir Walter Scott

(1771-1832)

 

“Proud Maisie”

 

Proud Maisie is in the wood,

Walking so early;

Sweet Robin sits on the bush,

Singing so rarely.

 

“Tell me, thou bonny bird,

When shall I marry me?”

“When six braw gentlemen

Kirkward shall carry ye.”

 

“Who makes the bridal bed,

Birdie, say truly?”

“The grey-headed sexton

That delves the grave duly.

 

“The glow-worm o’er grave and stone

Shall light thee steady.

The owl from the steeple sing,

‘Welcome, proud lady’.”

 

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