Reply To Robert Riddell
To ride this day is vain
For it will be a steeping rain
So come and sit with me
Wee'l twa or three leaves fill up with scraps
And whiles fill up the time with Cracks
And spend the day with glee.
Dear Sir, at ony time or tide
I'd rather sit wi' you than ride,
Tho' 'twere wi' royal Geordie:
And trowth your kindness soon and late
Aft gars me to mysel look blate
THE LORD IN HEAVEN REWARD YE!