|Ralph Waldo Emerson, comp. (18031882). Parnassus: An Anthology of Poetry. 1880.|
|By Robert Burns (17591796)|
Robert Bruces Address to His Army
SCOTS, wha hae wi Wallace bled;
|Scots, wham Bruce has aften led;|
|Welcome to your gory bed,|
Or to victorie.
|Nows the day, and nows the hour;|| 5|
|See the front o battle lower;|
|See approach proud Edwards power:|
Chains and slaverie!
|Wha will be a traitor knave?|
|Wha can fill a cowards grave?|| 10|
|Wha sae base as be a slave?|
Let him turn and flee!
|Wha for Scotlands king and law|
|Freedoms sword will strongly draw,|
|Freeman stand, or freeman fa?|| 15|
Let him follow me!
|By oppressions woes and pains!|
|By your sons in servile chains!|
|We will drain our dearest veins,|
But they shall be free!
|Lay the proud usurpers low!|
|Tyrants fall in every foe!|
|Libertys in every blow!|
Let us do, or die!