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“What, tush !" quod Courage, “man to

go, He is but daftthat has ado,

And spares for every speech ; For I have oft heard wise men say,

And we may see oursels,
That fortune helps the hardy ay,

And poltroons plain repels :
Then fear not, nor hear not
Dread, Danger, nor Despair ;
To fazarts, 2 hard hazards
Is dead, or they come there.



XXVIII. “Wha speeds but sic as high aspires ? Wha triumphs not, but sic as tires

To win a noble name? Of shrinking, what but shame succeeds! Then do as thou would have thy deeds

In register of fame. I put the case, thou nought prevailed ;

Sae thou with honour die,
*Thy life but not thy courage failed,'

Shall poets pen of thee :
Thy name then, from fame then,
Shall never be cut aff;
Thy grave aye shall have aye
That honest epitaph.".

The fieldis ou'rfiouis
With gouans that grouis ;
Quhair lilies lyk lou is,

Als rid as the rone :'
The Turtill that treu is,
With nots that reneuis
Hir pairtie 2 perseuis,
The night is neir gone.

Nou Hairtis with Hynds,
Conforme to thair kynds,
Hie tursis thair tynds, 3

On grund whair they grone.
Nou Hurchonis, 4 with Hairs,
Ay passis in pairs ;
Quhilk deuly declars
The night is neir gone.

The sesone excellis
Thrugh sueetness that smellis,
Nou Cupid compellis

Our hairts echone.5
On Venus wha waiks
To muse on our maiks,
Syn sing, for thair saiks,
The night is neir gone.

All curageous knichtis
Aganis the day dichtis,
The breist-plate, that bright is,

To feght with thair fone.
The stoned steed stampis
Throu curage and crampis,
Syn on the land lampis,
The night is neir gone.

The freiks 7 on feildis
That wight wapins weildes,
With shyning bright shields

As Titan in trone.



I. Hay! nou the day dauis ;3 The jolie cok crauis ; Nou shrouds the shauis

Throu Natur anone. The Thrissell-cok4 cryis On louers wha lyis ; Nou skaillis the skyis;

The night is neir gone.

" As red as the rowan 4 Hedgehogs.

5 Each one.
2 Mate.

6 Foes.
3 Tosses their horns. 7 Fellows, warriors.

I Foolish.
2 Dastards.

3 Dawns.
4 The male thrush.

Stiff speiris in reists
Ouer cursoris crists,
Ar brok on their breists,

The night is neir gone.

Me lothe the fruit that courage ought

to choose ; But I would only have you seem to skar,

And let me tak it, feigning to refuse ;




So hard ar thair hittis,

And warsill - as it were agains your will,
Some sueyis,' some sittis,

Appearing angry though ye have no ire ; And some perforce flittis

For have, ye hear, is halden half a fill.2 On grund vhill they grone.

I speak not this, as trowing 3 for to tire: Syn grooms that gay is,

But as the forger, when he feeds his fire On blonks that brayis

With sparks of water, maks it burn With suords assayis,

more bald,
The night is neir gone.

So sweet denial doubles but desire,
And quickens courage frae becoming

ADMONITION TO YOUNG Would ye be made of, ye maun 4 make it

For dainties here are delicate and dear, I.

But plenty things are prised to little price. A bony No, with looks smiling again, Then though ye harken, let no wit 5 ye I would ye learned, sen they so comely hear, are :

But look away and lend them aye your As touching Yes, if ye should speak so

ear; plain,

For follow Love, they say, and it will flee. I might reprove you to have said so far. Would ye be loved, this lesson mon ye lear; Not that your grant, in ony ways, might Fly whilome Love, and it will follow





A short notice of these two bene- , poet, but, what was more fortunate as factors of Scottish literature forms an regards posterity, he preferred the inappropriate sequel to the list of that dulging of his poetic faculty in collect

1 elder line of poets whose writings their ing the poems of others, to adding to forethought has so largely preserved the number of his own. One of his

ancestors is the “Auld Maitland ” of Sir Richard Maitland was himself a

* Wrestle

4 Must.

? Possession half satisfies desire (?). 5 Let not * Sways aside.

to us.

2 Horses.

3 Cause. 3 Meaning


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the Border Ballad, first published in These two volumes are now preserved Scott's Minstrelsy; and one of the in the library of Magdalene College, most lively of Sir Richard's own poems, Cambridge ; and a third, containing his Complaint against the Border most of his own poems, was presented Robbers,” also finds a place in that col- to the Edinburgh College Library by lection.

William Drummond of Hawthornden. He was the son of William Maitland Selections from his collections were first of Lethington, by Martha, daughter of published by Pinkerton in 1786. George Lord Seaton, and was born in The specimen of Maitland's poetry 1496. He was educated at St Andrews, quoted, is on a subject which has been but completed his studies for the bar in treated by his contemporary Lindsay France. His first service was under with much more force and liveliness, King James V., and after that monarch's but with much less nicety, both in death he became Lord Privy Seal, during thought and expression. the regency of the Queen Dowager. Of George Bannatyne's personal In 1554, he was appointed an extra- history almost nothing is known. ordinary Lord of Session; and in 1561, Some verses in his famous collection an ordinary Lord, notwithstanding his are by himself; but his skill as a poet having lost the use of his eyesight. In was not great, and would hardly have 1567, he resigned the office of Lord sufficed to give his name a place among Privy Seal in favour of his second son, the ancient singers, but for the fortunate but he retained his seat on the bench inspiration that impelled him to devote till 1584. The King's letter anent his three months of enforced abstention resignation, in his 88th year, bears testi- from his ordinary pursuits to the collecmony to the faithful discharge of his tion and preservation of the fast fleeting important public duties in the service effusions of the early Muse of his country. of his "grandsire, goodsire, gooddame, His manuscript, which is the most valumother, and himself.”

Sir Richard able literary legacy that has been died in 1986, in his ninetieth year. His preserved to us, is a folio volume of eldest son was William Mạitland, Queen eight hundred pages, and is stated by Mary's famous secretary, who possessed himself, in rhyme, to have been more than his father's talents, but less

“Written in tyme of pest, than his father's virtues.

When we frae labour was compeld to rest, Maitland's claim upon the gratitude Into the three last monthes of this year, of posterity is as a collector of the poems

From our Redeemar's birth, to knaw it heir

Ane thousand is, fyve hundreth, thre scoir, of his predecessors and contemporaries, rather than as a contributor to the volume of Scottish literature. His col- In reference to the sources of his inlection consists of two manuscript formation, and the arrangement of his volumes, one of which is in the handwrit. matter, he writes :ing of his daughter Mary, who is herself “Ye reverend redaris, thir workis revolving the writer of some verses preserved in it. right,


Gif ye get crymes, correct thame to your micht, instead of having any misgivings in And curss na clark that cunningly them wrait,

regard to his dealings with the MS., felt But blame me baldly brocht this buik to licht

that he rather deserved credit for what In tenderest tyme when knawledge was nocht bricht :

he did ; and those who allow for the But lait begun to lerne and till translait disadvantages under which he laboured, My copies awld, mankit, and mutilait,

will not blame him for his incompetence Quhais trewth as standis yit haif I, sympill

as an editor, which was his misfortune, wicht, Tryd furth, thairfoir excuse sum pairt my

not his fault. In 1770, the manuscript stait.

was again drawn upon by Lord Hailes,

who, with greater accuracy than Now


haif heir ilk buik sa provydit, That in fyve pairtis it is dewly devydit :

Ramsay, published a volume of selecThe first concernis Godis gloir and ouir

tions from it. In 1772, it was presentsaluation,

ed by the Earl of Hyndford to the The nixt are morale, grave and als besyd it Advocate's Library, Edinburgh, and Grund on gud counsale; the third I will nocht

forms one of its chief treasures. It is hyd it, Ar blyith and glaid, made for our consollation;

now, for the first time, in process of The ferd of luve and thair richt reformation ; being printed in its entirety. The fyift are tailis and storeis weill discryit :Reid as ye pleiss, I neid no mair narration.”

After having survived the chances of SATIRE ON THE TOWN accident and change for nearly a century

LADIES. and a-half, it found its way into the hands

(Unaltered.] of Allan Ramsay, to whom it was lent by the Honourable William Carmichael, brother-german to the Earl of Hyndsord. Some wifis' of the borowstoun Allan had the taste and sagacity to see

Sae wonder vain are, and wantoun, somewhat of the value of the treasure

In warld they wait not what to weir ; that had been entrusted to him, and

On claithis they ware mony a croun;

And all for newfangleness of geir. used it as the chief source of his collection calted “The Evergreen,” published

II. in 1724. It is easy, from our present | And of fine silk their furrit clokis, conceptions of the duties and obliga- With hingan sleeves, like geil pokis ; a tions of an editor of antiquarian lore, to Nae preaching will gar them forbeir condemn Ramsay's dealings with the To weir all thing that sin provokis ; contents of the Bannatyne Manuscript ;

And all for newfangleness of geir. but we are apt to overlook the dormant state of literary opinion in | Their wilicoats 3 maun weel be hewit, his day, and that he was himself | Broudred 4 richt braid, with pasments the first to stimulate into life the

sewit. present spirit of appreciation of our

I Wives.

4 Embroidered. ancient poetry. We believe that

Jelly straining bags

5 Stripes. honest Allan,” as he has been called, 3 Petticoats.


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ALTHOUGH a contemporary of Mont- the fettered deportment of a nun, and gomery, and the brother of Hume of the wild fire in her eye extinguished in Polwart. Montgomery's antagonist in the asceticism of devotion, or trans“ The Flyting,” Alexander Hume is formed into the ecstatic rapture of one of the earliest representatives of a religious enthusiasm. She was herself school of poetry under whose tutelage the first to feel the restraints of that authe Scottish Muse may be said to have sterity in thought and manners which had her wings docked, her unrestrained her licentious satire had so much helped and wanton carriage tamed down to to bring about. Nor was the change un


I Cambric caps:

* Fashion. ? Necklace and beads. 3 Slippers.

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