A Collection of English Poems, 1660-1800

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My Peggy speaks sae sweetly,
When'er we meet alane, 10 I wish nae mair to lay my care,
I wish nae mair of a' that's rare:
My Peggy speaks sae sweetly,
To a' the lave I'm cauld;
But she gars a' my spirits glow 15 At wawking of the fauld.

My Peggy smiles sae kindly,
Whene'er I whisper love,
That I look down on a' the town,
That I look down upon a crown: 20 My Peggy smiles sae kindly,
It makes me blythe and bauld,
And naithing gi'es me sic delight,
As wawking of the fauld.

My Peggy sings sae saftly, 25
When on my pipe I play,
By a' the rest it is confest,
By a' the rest, that she sings best:
My Peggy sings sae saftly,
And in her sangs are tald, 30 With innocence, the wale of sense,
At wawking of the fauld.


WILLIAM BROOME

( 1689-1712-1745)

The Rose-Bud To a Young Lady1

QUEEN of Fragrance, lovely Rose,
The Beauties of thy Leaves disclose!
The Winter's past, the Tempests fly,
Soft Gales breathe gently thro' the Sky;
The Lark sweet warbling on the Wing 5 Salutes the gay Return of Spring:
The silver Dews, the vernal Show'rs,
Call forth a bloomy Waste of Flow'rs;

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Published in Poems of Several Occasions, 1727. Text of first edition.

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