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PROUD .LADY MAKGAKET.                  85
" Now what is the flower, the ae first flower,
Springs either on moor or dale ? And what is the bird, the bonnie bonnie bird,
Sings on the evening gale ? "                               so
" The primrose is the ae first flower
Springs either on moor or dale ; And the thristlecock is the bonniest bird
Sings on the evening gale."
" But what's the little coin," she said,                   as
" "Wald buy my castle bound ? And what's the little boat," she said,
" Can sail the world all round ? "
" 0 hey, how mony small pennies
Make thrice three thousand pound ?                  «
Or hey, how mony small fishes
Swim a' the salt sea round ? "
" I think ye maun be my match," she said,
" My match and something mair; You .are the first e'er got the grant                        «
Of love frae my father's heir.
" My father was lord of nine castles,
My mother lady of three ; My father was lord of nine castles,
And there's nane to heir but me.                         jo

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