MS: 'Tam o'Shanter - A Tale'

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MS: 'Tam o'Shanter - A Tale'

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Tam o' Shanter. -- A Tale. --

Aloway-kirk, the scene of the following Poem, is an
old Ruin in Ayr-shire, hard by the great road
from Ayr to Maybole, on the banks of the river,
Doon, & near the old bridge of that name. --
A Drawing of this Ruin will make its
appearance in Grose's antiquities of Scotland. --

When chapmen billies leave the street,
And drouthy neebors neebors meet,
As market-days are wearing late,
And folk begin to tak the gate;
While we sit bowsing at the nappy,
And getting fou, & unco happy,
We think na on the lang Scots miles,
The mosses, waters, slaps & stiles,
That lie between us & our hame,
Where sits our sulky, sullen dame,
Gathering

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