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I. LOVE: PERSONAL                            45
The Powers aboon will tent thee,
Misfortune sha' na steer thee: Thou'rt like themsel', sae lovely,
That ill they'll ne'er let near thee. Return again, fair Lesley,
Return to Caledonie! That we may brag we hae a lass
There's nane again sae bonie.
No. 45. While larks with little wing.
Tune : Aileen a roon Cal. Pocket Companion, 1753, v. p. 2r.
While larks with little wing
Fann'd the pure air, Viewing the breathing spring,
Forth I did fare : Gay, the sun's golden eye Peep'd o'er the mountains high ; ' Such thy bloom,' did I cry—
'Phillis the fair.'
In each bird's careless song,
Glad, I did share ; While yon wild-flowers among,
Chance led me there :
Sweet to the op'ning day, Rosebuds bent the dewy spray; 1 Such thy bloom,' did I say— 'Phillis the fair.'
Down in a shady walk
Doves cooing were ; I mark'd the cruel hawk
Caught in a snare : So kind may Fortune be, Such make his destiny, He who would injure thee,
Phillis the fair.