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THE LAIRD OF WARISTOUN.
Jamieson and Kinloch have each published a highly dramatic fragment of this terrible story. Both of these are here given, and in the Appendix may be seen Buchan's more extensive, but for less poetical version. With this last, we have printed Mr. Chambers's account of the events on which these ballads are founded.
Jamieson's copy was taken down by Sir Walter Scott, from the recitation of his mother. Popular Ballads, i. 109.
Down by yon garden green
Sae merrily as she gaes ; She has twa weel-made feet,
And she trips upon her taes.
She has twa weel-made feet;
Far better is her hand ; She's as jimp in the middle
As ony willow-wand.