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THE DUKE OF ATHOL's NURSE. 229
But let us set a time, tryst to meet again,
Then in gude friends you will twine me!" *>
" Ye will do you down to yon tavern house,
And drink till the day be dawing; And, as sure as I ance had a love for you,
I'll come there and clear your lawing.
" Ye'll spare not the wine, altho' it be fine, ss
Nae Malago, tho' it be rarely; But ye'll aye drink the bonnie lassie's health
That's to clear your lawing fairly."
Then he's done him down to yon tavern house, And drank till day was dawing; 30
And aye he drank the bonny lassie's health That was coming to clear his lawing.
And aye as he birled, and aye as he drank
The gude beer and the brandy, He spar'd not the wine, altho' it was fine, 3«
The sack nor the sugar candy.
" Ifs a wonder to me," the knight he did say,
" My bonnie lassie's sae delaying; She promis'd, as sure as she loved me ance,
She wou'd be here by the dawing." a
He's done him to a shott window,
A little before the dawing, And there he spied her nine brothers bauld,
Were coming to betray him.