MS: 'Lament of Mary Queen of Scots on the approach of spring'

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MS: 'Lament of Mary Queen of Scots on the approach of spring'

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The mavis mild wi' mony a note
Sings drowsy day to rest;
In love & freedom they rejoice,
Wi' care nor thrall opprest. --------

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Now blooms the lily by the bank,
The primrose down the brae;
The hawthorn's budding in the glen,
And milkwhite is the slae:
The meanest hind in fair Scotland
May rove thir sweets amang,
But I, the Queen of a' Scotland,
Maun lie in prison strong. ----

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I was the Queen o' bonie France,
Where happy I hae been;
Fu' lightly rose I on the morn,
As blythe lay down at e'en:
And

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