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

Melrose Abbey

The Monks of Melrose

By Old Song

O, THE MONKS of Melrose made gude kale

On Fridays, when they fasted;

They wanted neither beef nor ale,

As long as their neighbors’ lasted.