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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume II. Love.  1904.
 
III. Love’s Beginnings
The Plaidie
Charles Sibley
 
UPON ane stormy Sunday,
  Coming adoon the lane,
Were a score of bonnie lassies—
  And the sweetest I maintain
        Was Caddie,        5
That I took unneath my plaidie,
  To shield her from the rain.
 
She said that the daisies blushed
  For the kiss that I had ta’en;
I wadna hae thought the lassie        10
  Wad sae of a kiss complain:
        “Now, laddie!
I winna stay under your plaidie,
  If I gang hame in the rain!”
 
But, on an after Sunday,        15
  When cloud there was not ane,
This selfsame winsome lassie
  (We chanced to meet in the lane)
        Said, “Laddie,
Why dinna ye wear your plaidie?        20
  Wha kens but it may rain?”
 
 
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