Truly Thomas the Rhymer held the hearts of the people in his hand.
Thomas was known as Thomas the Rhymer because of the wonderful songs he sang.
He himself describes them as "Prose Recreations of a Rhymer."
In the old days there was another character in most villages; this was the rhymer.
They had got some distance when they heard Mr Rhymer hailing them to come back.
Rhymer gave the word to shove off, and the boat pulled away from the bank.
This made Rhymer doubly anxious to come up with them before they could do so.
It occurred to Ned that if Rhymer had not landed on the island this would have been more likely.
Though Rhymer still cried out, “We shall have her, we shall have her!”
“Slaves, to be sure; they are brought here to be sold,” answered Rhymer.