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The Auld Scots Dictionary: A Concise History of Scottish Words, Their ...
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according to Jamieson Allan Ramsay's Scots applied auld bairns beautiful Ben Jonson better bonnie Border Minstrelsy Burns Busk called canna cauld Chaucer corruption de'il Deil Dictionary Dutch and Flemish e'en England English word epithet etymology Flemish fool frae French Gaelic gang George Beattie German hame Highland Holy Fair horn Jacobite James Ballantine Jamie Jamieson derives John kirk lady laird lish Lord mair maun meaning mickle Minstrelsy mony ne'er never o'er obsolete old English origin person phrase Piers Ploughman poem poet possibly preterite probably Ramsay Ramsay's Scots Proverbs Robert Burns root Ross's Helenore says Scotland Scottish Border Scottish language Scottish word sense Shakspeare Shanter signifies Sir Walter Scott slang sometimes written song synonymous Teutonic thou tion Twa Dogs unco verb weel whence wife winna woman ye'll Ye're young
Page 75 - Guid faith he mauna fa' that! For a' that, and a' that, Their dignities, and a' that, The pith o' sense, and 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, May bear the gree, and a' that. For a
Page 86 - Wi' his last gasp his gab did gape ; Five tomahawks, wi' bluid red-rusted ; Five scimitars wi' murder crusted ; A garter, which a babe had strangled ; A knife, a father's throat had mangled, Whom his ain son o...
Page 110 - What's a' your jargon o' your schools, Your Latin names for horns an' stools; If honest Nature made you fools, What sairs your grammars? Ye'd better ta'en up spades and shools, Or knappin'-hammers. A set o' dull conceited hashes Confuse their brains in college classes ! They gang in stirks, and come out asses, Plain truth to speak; An' syne they think to climb Parnassus By dint o
Page 323 - Jog on, jog on, the foot-path way, And merrily hent the stile-a : A merry heart goes all the day, Your sad tires in a mile-a.
Page 287 - But still as wilder blew the wind, And as the night grew drearer, Adown the glen rode armed men, Their trampling sounded nearer. "O haste thee, haste!" the lady cries, "Though tempests round us gather; I'll meet the raging of the skies, But not an angry father.
Page 223 - Tam had got planted unco right; Fast by an ingle, bleezing finely, Wi' reaming swats, that drank divinely ; And at his elbow, Souter Johnny, His ancient, trusty, drouthy crony ; Tam lo'ed him like a vera brither; They had been fou for weeks thegither. The night drave on wi...
Page 177 - Though they may gang a kennin'1 wrang, To step aside is human : One point must still be greatly dark, The moving why they do it : And just as lamely can ye mark How far, perhaps, they rue it.
Page 313 - O for a beaker full of the warm South, Full of the true, the blushful Hippocrene, With beaded bubbles winking at the brim...