Syne she saw the sonsie puppy loupin' at Auld Jock's heels, bonny as a poodle, but mair knowin'.
Sandy remarked, "Ye wadna think, noo, sic a sonsie doggie wad be leevin' i' the murky auld kirkyaird."
But Tammy's hauded 'im for Maister Brown, an' he says it's sonsie to gie the bonny wee a washin'.
I've been deaved aboot 'im a' the day, but I haena seen the sonsie rascal nor the braw collar the Laird Provost gied 'im.
When I heard him safely round the 'sherp' turn on the staircase I looked at the sonsie, kindly face of my old nurse.
Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face, / Great chieftain o' the puddin' race!
Tis hame, and it's hame to see sic a sonsie Scots face—and it minds me of my blessed father.'
There was no counter or bar, and the liquor was brought "ben" by Oliver or his sonsie wife.
With her—his "sonsie lassie," so he termed her—he flirted in the broadest, if not purest, Scotch.