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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Georgian Verse.  1909.
By John Hay, Marquess of Tweeddale (1645–1713)
WHEN Maggie and I were acquaint
  I carried my noddle fu’ hie;
Nae lintwhite on a’ the green plain,
  Nae gowdspink sae happy as me.
But I saw her sae fair, and I lo’ed,        5
  I wooed, but I cam’ nae great speed;
So now I maun wander abroad,
  And lay my banes far frae the Tweed.
To Maggie my love I did tell,
  Saut tears did my passion express;        10
Alas! for I lo’ed her o’erweel,
  And the women lo’e sic a man less.
Her heart it was frozen and cauld,
  Her pride had my ruin decreed;
Therefore I will wander abroad,        15
  And lay my banes far frae the Tweed.

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