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THE HEIR OF LINNE.
This lad shall hae them frae me this day, If he'll gie the third pennie."
" I tak' ye witness, nobles a',
Gude witnesses ye'll be ; no
I'm promis'd the lands o' Linne this day,
If I gie the third pennie."
" Te've taen us witnesses, "Willie," they said,
" Gude witnesses we'll be ; Buy the lands o' Linne who likes, ns
.They'll ne'er be bought by thee."
He's done him to a gamin' table,
For it stood fair and clean; There he tauld doun as much rich gowd
As freed the lands o' Linne. 120
Thus having done, he turn'd about,
A saucie man was he; " Tak' up your monie, my lad," he says,
" Tak' up your third pennie.
" Aft hae I gane wi' barefeet cauld, . m
Likewise wi' legs fu' bare, And mony day walk'd at these yetts
Wi' muckle dool an' care.
" But now my sorrow's past and gane,
And joy's returned to me ; iw