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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4374
AUTHOR:Thomas Percy (1729–1811)
QUOTATION:Late, late yestreen I saw the new moone,
Wi’ the auld moon in hir arme. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Sir Patrick Spens.
 
Note 1.
I saw the new moon late yestreen,
Wi’ the auld moon in her arm.
From Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border. [back]
 

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