Familiar Songs - Their Authors & Histories

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570                                                       OU2i FAMILIAR SONGS.
When Miss Jean was about thirty years old, she was riding through the Forest one evening, and talking of Flodden, when her brother laid a wager that she could not write a ballad on the subject. Two lines of an old song came to her memory, and before she reached home she had fitted to it some new ones of her own, which were so old in form, that the public instantly referred them to one of the elder bards. Burns, who discovered the truth, said: " the manners indeed are old; but the language is of yesterday."