MS: 'Willie's Awa' or 'Lament For The Absence Of William Creech, Publisher'

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MS: 'Willie's Awa' or 'Lament For The Absence Of William Creech, Publisher'

Now gawkies, tawpies, gowks and fools,
Frae colleges and boarding schools,
May sprout like simmer puddock-stools
In glen or shaw;
He wha could brush them down to mools
Willie's awa. ----
The brethren o' the commerce-chaumer
May mourn their loss wi' doolfu' clamour;
He was a dictionar and grammar
Among them a':
I fear they'll now mak mony a stammer,
Willie's awa ----

Nae mair we see his levee door
Philosophers and Poets pour,
And toothy Critics by the score
In bloody raw;
The Adjutant of a' the core
Willie's awa. ----

Now worthy Greg'ry'slatin face,
Tytler's and Greenfield's modest grace,

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