Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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ningham's Songs of Scotland, ii. 123, is another variety. See also Nursery Rhymes of England, p. 32, Per. Soc. vol. iv. In 1803, there appeared at Edinburgh a trans­lation of Ramsay's ballad into Latin rhyme.
In Auchtirmuchty thair dwelt ane man,
An husband, as I hard it tauld, Quha weill could tippill owt a can,
And naithir luvit hungir nor cauld. Quhill anis it fell upoun a day,                                 c
He yokkit his pluch upoun the plane; Gif it be trew as I hard say,
The day was foull for wind and rane.
He lowsit the pluche at the landis end,'
And draif his oxin hame at evin;                    io
Quhen he come in he lukit bend,
And saw the wyf baith dry and clene, And sittand at ane fyre, beik and bauld,
With ane fat soup, as I hard say ;■ The man being verry weit and cauld,                  is
Betwene thay twa it was na play.
Quoth he, " Quhair is my horsis come ?
My ox hes naithir hay nor stray; ; Dame, ye mon to the pluch to morne ;
I salbe hussy, gif I may."                                     so
" Husband," quoth scho, " content am I
To tak the pluche my day about, Sa ye will reull baith kavis and ky,
And all the house baith in and owt.

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