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I. LOVE : PERSONAL                                   25
O, spare the dear blossom, ye orient breezes,
With chill, hoary wing as ye usher the dawn! And far be thou distant, thou reptile that seizes
The verdure and pride of the garden or lawn! Let Bourbon exult in his gay gilded lilies,
And England triumphant display her proud rose! A fairer than either adorns the green vallies,
Where Devon, sweet Devon, meandering flows.
No. 26. The flower it blaws, it fades, it fa's.
Tune: Ye're welcome Charlie Stewart. Scots Musical Museum, 1796 No-, 47 r.
Chorus. O lovely Potty Stewart,
O charming Polly Stewart, There's ne'er a flower that blooms in May, That's half so fair as thou art!
The flower it blaws, it fades, it fa's,
And art can ne'er renew it; But worth and truth eternal youth
Will gie to Polly Stewart!
May he whase arms shall fauld thy charms .
Possess a leal and true heart! To him be given to ken the heaven
He grasps in Polly Stewart!

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