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A Selection Of The Best English Lyric Ballads Chosen & Edited by Arthur Quiller-Couch

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8?.                 Glenlog
FOUR-AND-TWENTY nobles rade to the Ring's ha', But bonny Glenlogie was the flow'r o' them a'.
ii Lady Jeanie Melville cam' trippin' down the stair; When she saw Glenlogie her hairt it grew sair.
in She call'd to the footman that ran by his side: Says, 'What is your lord's name, an' where does he bide?'—
' His name is Glenlogie when he is from home : He 's of the gay Gordons, his name it is John.' —
v ' Glenlogie, Glenlogie, an you will prove kind, My love is laid on you ; I am tellin' my mind,'—•
He turn'd about lightly, as the Gordons do a' ;
Says, ' I thank you, Lady Jeanie, but I'm promised awaV
She call'd on her maidens her bed for to make, Her rings from her fingers she did them a' break.
i Where will I get a bonny boy, to win hose and shoon, To go to Glenlogie and bid Logie come ?'
When Glenlogie got the letter, amang noblemen, ' I wonder,' said Glenlogie, ' what does young women mean ? 386
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