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TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED,

SOME OBSERVATIONS
ON THE CHARACTER AND CONDITION

OF THE
Scottish Peasantry.

AS EDITED
BY JAMES CURRIE, M.D.

A NEW EDITION, WITH ADDITIONAL PIECES.

· IN FOUR VOLUMEŞ.

VOL. III.

MONTROSE:

PRINTED BY SMITH & HILL, AND SOLD BY THE BOOK-

SELLERS OF LONDON AND EDINBURGH.

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Dedication

OF THE

SECOND EDITION OF THE POEMS FORMERLY

PRINTED.

ΤΟ ΤΗΣ

NOBLEMEN AND GENTLEMEN

OF THE

CALEDONIAN HUNT.

MY LORDS AND GENTLEMEN,

A Scottish BARD, proud of the name, and whose highest ambition is to sing in his country's service where shall he so properly look for patronage as to the illustrious names of his native land ; those who bear the honours and inherit the virtues of their ancestors ? The Poetic Genius of my Country found me, as the prophetic bard Elijah did Elishaat the PLOUGH; and threw her inspiring mantle over me. She bade me sing the loves, the joys, the rural scenes and rural pleasures of my native soil, in my native tongue : I

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