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"Twas then we luvit ilk ither weel,
'Twas then we twa did part;
Sweet time-sad time! twa bairns at schule, Twa bairns, and but ae heart;
"Twas then we sat on ae laigh bink,
To leir ilk ither lear;
And tones and looks, and smiles were shed, Remember'd ever mair.
I wonder, Jeanie, aften yet,
When sitting on that bink, Cheek touchin' cheek, loof lock'd in loof, What our wee heads could think! When baith bent doun ower ae braid page,
Wae buik on our knee,
Thy lips were on thy lesson, but
My lesson was in thee.
Oh, mind ye how we hung our heads,
Whene'er the schule-weans, laughin', said,
(The schule then skailt at noon,) When we ran off to speel the braes The broomy braes o' June?
My head rins round and round about,
As ane by ane the thochts rush back
Oh, mind ye, luve, how aft we left
The simmer leaves hung ower our heads,
The throssil whusslit sweet.
The throssil whusslit in the wud,
And on the knowe abune the burn
Aye, aye, dear Jeanie Morrison,
That was a time, a blessed time,
When hearts were fresh and young, When freely gush'd all feelings forth, Unsyllabled-unsung!
I marvel, Jeanie Morrison,
Gin I hae been to thee
As closely twined wi' earliest thochts
Oh! tell me gin their music fills
Thine ear as it does mine!
Oh! say gin e'er your heart grows grit Wi' dreamings o' langsyne?
I've wander'd east, I've wander'd west,
But in my wanderings, far or near,
The fount that first burst frae this heart
O, dear, dear Jeanie Morrison,
Did I but ken your heart still dream'd
END OF VOLUME XCIX.
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