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Ralph Waldo Emerson, comp. (1803–1882).  Parnassus: An Anthology of Poetry.  1880.
 
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
  Wi’ mony a hill between;
Baith day and night my fancy’s flight
  Is ever wi’ my Jean.
 
I see her in the dewy flowers
  Sae lovely fresh and fair,        10
I hear her voice in ilka bird
  Wi’ music 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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