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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Georgian Verse.  1909.
Of a’ the Airts the Wind Can Blaw
By Robert Burns (1759–1796)
OF a’ the airts the wind can blaw,
  I dearly like the west,
For there the bonnie lassie lives,
  The lassie I lo’e best:
There wild-woods grow, and rivers row,        5
  And mony a hill between:
But day and night my fancy’s flight
  Is ever wi’ my Jean.
I see her in the dewy flowers,
  I see her sweet and fair:        10
I hear her in the tunefu’ birds,
  I hear her charm the air:
There’s not a bonnie flower that springs,
  By fountain, shaw, or green;
There’s not a bonnie bird that sings,        15
  But minds me o’ my Jean.

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