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IX. MISCELLANEOUS                          307
No. 327. Wee Willie Gray.
Tune : Wee Totum Fogg Scots Musical Museum, 1803, No. 514.
Wee Willie Gray and his leather wallet,
Peel a willow wand to be him boots and jacket:
The rose upon the brier will be him trouse and doublet,
The rose upon the brier will be him trouse and doublet!
Wee Willie Gray and his leather wallet, Twice a lily flower will be him sark and cravat; Feathers of a flie wad feather up his bonnet— Feathers of a flie wad feather up his bonnet!
No. 328. He clench o' his pamphlets in his fist.
Tune : Killiecrankie (see No. 256).
LORD ADVOCATE.
He clench'd his pamphlets in his fist,
He quoted and he hinted, Till in a declamation-mist
His argument, he tint it; He gaped for't, he graped for't,
He fand it was awa, man ; But what his common sense came short
He eked out wf law, man.
MR. ERSKINE.
Collected, Harry stood awee,
Then open'd out his arm, man ; His lordship sat, wi1 ruefu' e'e,
And ey'd the gath'ring storm, man: Like wind-driv'n hail it did assail,
Or torrents owre a linn, man ; The Bench sae wise lift up their eyes,
Half-wauken'd wi' the din, man.






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