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'

May I be Slander's common speech;
A text for Infamy to preach;
And lastly, streekit out to bleach
In winter snaw;
When I forget thee, Willie Creech,
Tho' far awa! ----

May never wicked Fortune touzle him!
May never wicked men bamboozle him!
Until a pow as auld's Methusalem
He canty claw!
Then to the blessed new Jerusalem
Fleet-wing awa!!!
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