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I. LOVE : PERSONAL                            91
No. 97. O, bonie was yon rosy brier.
Tune : I wish my love were in a mire Orpheus Caledottius, 1725, No. 5.
O, bonie was yon rosy brier
That blooms sae far frae haunt o' man, And bonie she—and ah, how dear!
It shaded frae the e'enin sun. Yon rosebuds in the morning dew,
How pure amang the leaves sae green— But purer was the lover's vow
They witness'd in their shade yestreen.
All in its rude and prickly bower,
That crimson rose how sweet and fair; But love is far a sweeter flower
Amid life's thorny path o' care. The pathless wild and wimpling burn,
Wi' Chloris in my arms, be mine, And I the world nor wish nor scorn—
Its joys and griefs alike resign 1

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