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ii. love: general
No. 128. Let loove sparkle in her ee.
Tune : Jockey fon and Jenny fain Scots Musical Museum, 1792, No. 381.
[Ithers seek they kenna what, Features, carriage and a' that; Gie me loove in her I court— Loove to loove maks a' the sport.] Let loove sparkle in her e'e, Let her lo'e nae man but me; That's the tocher gude I prize, There the luver's treasure lies.
No. 129. How cruel are the parents.
Tune : John Anderson my jo (see No. 212).
How cruel are the parents
Who riches only prize, And to the wealthy booby
Poor woman sacrifice ! Meanwhile the hapless daughter
Has but a choice of strife ; To shun a tyrant father's hate
Become a wretched wife!
The ravening hawk pursuing,
The trembling dove thus flies, To shun impelling ruin
Awhile her pinion tries, Till, of escape despairing,
No shelter or retreat, She trusts the ruthless falconer,
And drops beneath his feet!

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