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Re: [macquarrie] Rabbie Burn's position on the Act of Union.

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  • Flora Green
    Good thought for today--when we have our Caledonian Society and Treasure Valley Scottish American Society Robbie Burns dinner tonight.
    Message 1 of 3 , Feb 4, 2012
      Good thought for today--when we have our Caledonian Society and Treasure Valley Scottish American Society Robbie Burns dinner tonight.


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      From: frank/yvonne fisher <fydf@...>
      To: macquarrie@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2012 7:28 AM
      Subject: Re: [macquarrie] Rabbie Burn's position on the Act of Union.

      thanks Lachie
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        From: Lachie Macquarie
        To: macquarrie@yahoogroups.com ; Vanschagen, Mark
        Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2012 8:15 AM
        Subject: [macquarrie] Rabbie Burn's position on the Act of Union.


         
        Fareweel to a' our Scottish fame,
        Fareweel our ancient glory!
        Fareweel ev'n to the Scottish name.
        Sae famed in martial story!
        Now Sark rins over Salway sands,
        An' Tweed rins to the ocean,
        To mark where England's province stands --
        Such a parcel of rogues in a nation!

        What force or guile could not subdue
        Thro' many warlike ages
        Is wrought now by a coward few
        For hireling traitor's wages.
        The English steel we could disdain,
        Secure in valour's station;
        But English gold has been our bane --
        Such a parcel of rogues in a nation!

        O, would, or I had seen the day
        That Treason thus could sell us,
        My auld grey head had lien in clay
        Wi' Bruce and loyal Wallace!
        But pith and power, till my last hour
        I'll mak this declaration :-
        'We're bought and sold for English gold'--
        Such a parcel of rogues in a nation!

        --
        Sláinte

        Lachaidh.

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