«The brand new cronach’s cried towards Bennachie, And doun brand new Don and you will a’, And you can heiland and you may lawland could possibly get mournfu’ getting Into sair community away from Harlaw.
– We dinna mind the neist verse weel – my personal memory’s were unsuccessful, and there is unco viewpoint become ower myself – God keep united states frae enticement!»
«It’s an ancient ballad,» told you Oldbuck excitedly, «a real and undoubted fragment out-of minstrelsy! – Percy would have respect for its ease – Ritson cannot impugn the credibility.»
«Ay, however it is an unfortunate issue,» told you Ochiltree, «observe human nature sae food owertaen concerning become skirling at the auld sangs on the back out of a loss eg hers.»
«Hush, hush!» told you the fresh new Antiquary, – «she’s acquired this new bond of your story once again.» – And also as he talked, she sung:
«It saddled a hundred milk products-light steeds, They hae bridled one hundred black colored, Having an effective chafron away from material on every horse’s lead, And an effective knight on his back.» –
«Chafron!» exclaimed the fresh new Antiquary, – «similar, maybe, in order to cheveron – the newest word’s well worth a buck,» – and you will off it went in his red-colored book.
«They hadna ridden a mile, a mile, A distance, but barely 10, Whenever Donald appeared branking down the brae wi’ twenty thousand guys.
They entered, and found to their surprise Elspeth alone, sitting «ghastly on the hearth,» like the personification of Old Age in the Hunter’s song of the Owl, <*> «wrinkled, tattered, vile, dim-eyed, discoloured, torpid
«Its tartans these people were waving large, Their glaives was indeed glancing clear, The latest pibrochs rung frae sideways, Perform deafen ye to learn.
Seem to the old lady read the newest sound of their sounds; for, ceasing her tune, she named out, «Come into, sirs, are in – good-can’t ever halted on home-stane
«The favorable Earl within his stirrups stood That Highland place of see: ‘Now here a good knight which is stout and you may a great Will get prove good jeopardie:
» ‘What wouldst thou perform, my personal squire thus homosexual, One rides at the side of my reyne, Were ye Glenallan’s Earl conseils pour sortir avec un cocufiÃ© the day, And that i was indeed Roland Cheyne?
» ‘To change the fresh rein were sin and shame, To battle had been extraordinary danger, What would ye do now, Roland Cheyne, Was ye Glenallan’s Earl?’
«Ye maun ken, hinnies, this Roland Cheyne, to possess while the bad and you can auld whenever i sit-in the new fireplace-neuk, try my personal forbear, and you can a keen awfu’ guy he had been one day on fight, but specially following Earl got fa’en; getting the guy blamed himsell toward the advice the guy provided, to fight just before age upwards wi’ Earns, and you may Aberdeen, and you can Angus,»
» ‘ Was I Glenallan’s Earl it tide, And ye was in fact Roland Cheyne, The spur is during my horse’s front side, And also the bridle upon his hair.
» ‘If they hae twenty thousand knives, So we double 10 moments ten, Yet , they hae however their tartan plaids, Therefore we is post-clad males.
» ‘My pony shall drive owing to positions sae rude, Because the from the moorland fern, Next ne’er allow the comfortable Norman blude Develop cauld for Highland kerne.’ «
«Do you really listen to you to, nephew?» said Oldbuck; «you see your own Gaelic forefathers weren’t kept for the high reputation previously because of the Lowland warriors.»
«We tune in to,»said Hector, «a silly dated lady play a silly old tune. I am surprised, sir, you, who’ll not tune in to Ossian’s sounds regarding Selma, should be proud of such as for example scrap; We guarantee, I have not viewed otherwise read a worse 50 % of-cent ballad; I don’t faith you could potentially matches they in every peddler’s pack in the nation. » – And you can, putting up his direct, he snuffed air indignantly.