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82              TONE-POETRY OF ROBERT BURNS
No. 85. Sensibility how charming.
Sensibility how charming,
Dearest Nancy, thou canst tell; But distress with horrors arming,
Thou alas ! hast known too well! Fairest flower, behold the lily           \
Blooming in the sunny ray:           I ..
Let the blast sweep o'er the valley, f
See it prostrate in the clay.          '
Hear the woodlark charm the forest,
Telling o'er his little joys ; But alas! a prey the surest
To each pirate of the skies. Dearly bought the hidden treasure \
Finer feelings can bestow:              (,.
Chords that vibrate sweetest pleasure J
Thrill the deepest notes of woe "
No. 86. From the white-blossom o' sloe.
(Tune unknown.) From the white-blossom'd sloe my dear Chloris requested
A sprig, her fair breast to adorn : 'No, by Heaven!'I exclaim'd'let me perish for ever,
Ere I plant in that bosom a thorn !'