A vera good right, I think; or if he hadna, I wad like to know wha had?
The big fellows at the clubs always had a wad and peeled off bills like skin off an onion.
"It wad hit the pair of 'em," McNab chuckled, and with that word the Devil conquered.
But I wad sing on wanton wing, When youthfu' May its bloom renew'd.
How I wad mourn, when it was torn By autumn wild, and winter rude!
What wad ye hae o' me—thinkin I would tak a man 'at was garred!
I wad hae been up and awa lang syne gien it hadna been for them!'
It wad but raise a strife atween the twa, ohn dune an atom o' guid.
Eh, gien they wad but stick i' my shune, and gang wi' them whan I pu' them aff!
The brightest jewel in my crown, Wad be my queen, wad be my queen.