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Excerpt from Address to Bachelors by Sarah Leech

Ilk lass maun hae a snaw-white gown,
wi’ span-lang flounces waving roun’
some weel-plait straw upon her crown,
and ribbons gay -
while hose weel starched and right-left shoon
her feet display

Excerpt from The Author's Dedication to the Right Hon. Earl of Moira. The Author's Preface by Hugh Porter

And thirdly, in the style appears
the accent o’ my early years,
which is nor Scotch nor English either,
but part o’ baith mix’d up thegither:
Yet it’s the sort my neighbours use,
wha think shoon prettier far than shoes

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