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A prince can mak a belted knight,
A marquis, duke, an' a' that, But an honest man's aboon his might— Gude faith, he mauna fa' that! For a' that, an' a' that,
Their dignities, an' a' that, The pith o' sense an' pride o' worth Are higher rank than a' that.
Then let us pray that come it may—
As come it will, for a' that— That sense and worth, o'er a' the earth Shall bear the gree, an' a' that; For a' that, an' a' that, It's comin yet for a' that, That man to man tl^e world o'er, Shall brothers be for a' that.
No. 310. I dream'd I lay where flowers were springing.
Tune : Idream'd I lay Scots Musical Museum, 1788, No. 146.
I dream'd I lay where flowers were springing
Gaily in the sunny beam; List'ning to the wild birds singing,
By a falling crystal stream : u a