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FAIR ANNIE OF LOCHEOTAN. 99
any copy heretofore published. It was first written down many years ago, with no view towards being committed to the press; and is now given from the copy then taken, with the addition only of stanzas twenty-two and twenty-three, which the editor has inserted from memory." Popular Ballads, i. 86.
" Loehryan is a beautiful, though somewhat wild and secluded bay, which projects from the Irish Channel into Wigtonshire, having the little seaport of Stranraer situated at its bottom. Along its coast, which is in some places high and rocky, there are many ruins of such castles as that described in the ballad." Cham-bees.
" O wha will shoe my fair foot,
And wha will glove my han' ? And wha will lace my middle jimp
Wi' a new-made London ban' ?
" Or wha will kemb my yellow hair 6
Wi' a new-made silver kemb ? Or wha'll be father to my young bairn,
Till love Gregor come hame ? "
" Your father'll shoe your fair foot,
Your mother glove your han'; w
Your sister lace your middle jimp Wi' a new-made London ban';