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Here be lilies in the cheeks, and not roses such as befit a bonny bride.

Naething but a bonny wee bairnie, whause mither has tint it!

It's no possible he's ever seen the bonny man as I hae seen him!'

The earth-house had no longer any attraction for Steenie: the bonny man was not there; he was risen!

And a scraichin fear grippit me, 'at I was turnin fause to the bonny man.

He's got a bonny son of his own, they're telling me, so what for should he be wanting mine?

"Ey, I shouldn't wonder but this is a bonny paying consarn," he thought.

And yet she is a bonny winsome maid, that I canna cast off.'

Never, never had Bonny imagined such a dinner as he ate that day.

"That isn't Nickie—nor that—nor that," Bonny kept saying at first.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, of unknown origin, apparently from Old French bon, bone "good" (see bon).

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