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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Scotland: Vols. VI–VIII. 1876–79.

Logan Water (Glencorse Burn)

Habbie’s How

By Allan Ramsay (1686–1758)

(From The Gentle Shepherd)

GAE farer up the burn to Habbie’s How,

Where a’ the sweets of spring and summer grow;

Between twa birks, out o’er a little linn,

The water fa’s, and maks a singand din:

A pool breast-deep, beneath as clear as glass,

Kisses with easy whirles the bordering grass.

We ’ll end our washing while the morning ’s cool;

And when the day grows het, we ’ll to the pool,

There wash oursells; ’t is healthfu’ now in May,

And sweetly cauler on sae warm a day.